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Berry Powerful Bars

Course Snacks
Servings 8 bars
Calories 222kcal
Author Lynn

Ingredients

  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon flaxseeds preferably golden
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 cup unsweetened whole-grain puffed cereal see Note
  • 1 cup assorted dried fruits blueberries, cranberries, cherries, golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup creamy almond butter
  • 1/4 cup turbinado sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat an 8-inch-square pan with cooking spray.
  • Spread oats, almonds, sunflower seeds, flaxseeds and sesame seeds on a large, rimmed baking sheet. Bake until the oats are lightly toasted and the nuts are fragrant, shaking the pan halfway through, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl. Add cereal and dried fruit; toss to combine.
  • Combine almond butter, sugar, honey, vanilla and salt in a small saucepan. Over medium-low heat, stir frequently until the mixture bubbles lightly, 2 to 5 minutes.
  • Immediately pour the almond butter mixture over the dry ingredients and mix with a spoon or spatula until no dry spots remain. Transfer to the prepared pan. Using a silicone spatula, press the mixture down firmly to make an even layer (wait until the mixture cools slightly if necessary). Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes; cut into 8 bars.

Notes

I used Kashi Go Lean cereal.
(recipe adapted from Eating Well)

Nutrition

Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 40mg | Potassium: 200mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 18g | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 1.5mg