Line an 8 x 8-inch pan with parchment paper and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, combine your nuts, seeds, dried fruit, and salt and mix well.
Add your vanilla extract and maple syrup and mix well. If the mixture is too thin/crumbly, add a little extra maple syrup.
Transfer the mixture to the lined pan and press firmly into place. Refrigerate until firm. Once firm, drizzle with optional coconut butter before slicing into 14 bars.
* Start with 5 tablespoons and if needed, add an extra tablespoon.Homemade Kind Bars (Vegan, Paleo, Gluten Free) should be stored in the fridge and will keep for up to 4 weeks.Kind bars are also freezer friendly and will keep frozen for up to 2 months.