A filling snack for both now and later that kids will love.
Next, do the same thing again with another 2 C oats and the other 1 C almonds. Add to a different bowl
Add half the dates, the optional raisins, and 2 C oats to the food processor and blend until a sticky ball forms. Add to another bowl and then repeat with the other half of the dates and the last 2 C oats. Add these and all other ingredients into one bowl and stir with a spoon, and then knead with hands to incorporate well.
Place mixture onto a large cookie sheet and cover with plastic wrap. Use a rolling pin to flatten everything tightly into the pan. Cut bars to your desired size and wrap individually.