Preheat oven to 325°. Stir together melted butter, honey, brown sugar, vanilla, and salt in a large bowl. Add oats, pecans, wheat germ, and sesame seeds, and stir until mixture is evenly coated. Spread oat mixture on a lightly greased 15- x 10-inch jelly-roll pan. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until toasted, stirring every 10 minutes. Spread granola onto wax paper, and cool completely (about 30 minutes). Stir in chopped dates. Store in an airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days, or freeze up to 6 months.
Made this for Christmas gifts for co-workers and friends. Instead of plain pecans, I used pralined pecans. Making a new batch now as everyone really liked it and did not eat it for breakfast, they snacked on it.
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