Spread oats and nuts onto a large cookie sheet and place in the oven for eight minutes to lightly toast. Remove from oven and allow to cool on a wire cooling rack for at least 15 minutes. Turn off oven, no further baking is required.
In a heavy pan combine honey, butter, brown sugar, vanilla and salt. Stir over medium heat until butter melts, sugar dissolves and mixture comes together. Remove from heat and allow to cool at least ten minutes.
Once oats and liquid mixture have cooled slightly, place both in a bowl and stir well to combine. Once combined stir in dried fruit.
Press mixture into an 8x8 or 9x9 pan that has been lined with wax or parchment paper. Once mixture is in pan, press mixture down firmly. Using a piece of wax or parchment paper between your hands and the mixture will help keep it from sticking. It's important to makes sure you do this step, otherwise your granola bars will not stay together very well.
Place pan in fridge and chill for at least four hours. Remove from fridge, remove bars from pan and wax/parchment paper, and cut into bars. Bars can be stored in a sealed container at room temperature for up to a week.