1 cup sunflower seeds/almonds/walnuts/cashews/ or a mixture
1/2 shredded coconut (unsweetened if possible)
1/2 cup honey
4 Tbsp butter
2 tsp vanilla extract (I also added almond flavoring)
1/2 tsp Kosher salt (I omit this)
approximately 8 oz. dried fruit cranberries/raisins/apricots/cherries/or a mixture
Meanwhile, prepare a glass baking dish (about 11 x 13 inches) for your granola by lining it with waxed paper lightly sprayed with a nonstick spray. I used plastic wrap and it works very well. You can use a smaller pan as well if you like them a bit thicker.
Mix all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
Mix everything REALLY WELL because you want to make sure the “glue” gets all over everything.
Spread out the mixture with a wooden spoon or spatula. You may need to oil you hands a bit if you want to spread it evenly without sticking.
Now fold over the sides of the waxed paper or add a sheet on top(or plastic wrap as in my case), and PRESS HARD all over the granola. You want to compact it together so that your bars won’t fall apart when you cut them.
Wait 2-3 hours or until the granola has totally cooled. (I don't have patience and I put it in the fridge for a bit so I can speed up the process and wrap/store them.)
Then, open the waxed paper.
And carefully turn the granola onto a large cutting board, peeling away the rest of the paper.
Now, firmly pressing down with a big knife (not sawing), cut your granola into whatever size bars you’d like.
I wrapped ours individually in plastic wrap, so you can grab one for a snack on the go.