Chewy Granola Bars

Combining rolled oats, fat, sugar and syrup into small baked bars is a typical snack in most English-speaking countries.  These kinds of bars are called ‘flapjacks’ in the UK and Ireland, oat bars or oat slices in Australia or New Zealand, and granola bars in North America. All are similar, and the name is interchangeable, although granola bars usually include dried fruits and nuts in their formula.

My version is a variation of the North American style from the mid-1800s and re-invented in the 1960s and 1970s. I use a combination of dates, prunes, almond butter, maple syrup, oats and

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