Granola Bars – Sugar and/or Fruit-Free!

These granola bars are chewy, sweet, and travel well for work, hikes, and school lunches! They are potato free, sugar free, egg and soy free, and can easily be made fruit-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free as well.  Ingredients 2 ½ cups rolled oats (gluten free if needed) ½ cup raw almonds, coarsely chopped ⅓ cup local honey* ¼ cup unsalted butter* ¼ cup coconut or maple sugar (or brown sugar)* ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract ¼ – ½ teaspoon sea salt* ½ cup dried fruit (or fruit-alternative), coarsely chopped ¼ cup chocolate chips* (or additional fruit)   *See notes on asterisked ingredients below   Instructions Heat oven to 350F. Line an 8×8”.