Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper. Note: you want the parchment paper long enough to hang out of the sides of the pan. Almost like a sling, so you can pull the sides up to remove the bars after baking. Or, grease your granola bar pan.
In a medium bowl, mix together almond butter, honey, oil, and vanilla. (If you are having trouble mixing it, you can heat it in the microwave for 20-30 seconds.)
Add flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix well.
Add hemp seeds and oats. Mix well.
Add dried cherries and chocolate chips and mix.
Press dough into prepared 8×8 baking pan or granola bar molds. Press REALLY well – really get in there. This helps keep them from crumbling when you cut them.
Bake for 20-22 minutes in 8×8 pan. Bake for 15-18 minutes in granola bar pan. Remove from oven and cool completely in the pan before removing.
Once cool, pull out granola bar square by lifting the parchment paper on opposite sides or pop the bars out by pushing the silicone mold from below. If using 8×8 pan, cut into 12 bars or 16 squares. Store in an air tight container on the counter or in the refrigerator for a week.