Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Cranberry Almond Granola Bars

Cherry Almond Granola Bars: Savory Sweet and Satisfying

I love being able to make granola bars at home instead of buying them from a store. The flavor combinations are only limited by ones imagination.

Cranberry Almond Granola Bars
Ingredients:
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup honey
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 cups quick cook oats
1/2 cup crispy rice cereal
2/3 cup sliced almonds
5 ounces dried cranberries

Directions:
In a medium saucepan, over medium low heat, combine the brown sugar, peanut butter, honey and butter, stirring often.

Bring mixture to a boil and cook stirring constantly for 2-3 minutes or until sugar completely dissolves.

Add in oats and rice cereal and stir until evenly coated. Let mixture cool for 5 minutes.

Place a piece of parchment paper in an 8x8 baking dish, leaving some overhanging the sides.

Once the oat mixture has cooled for 5 minutes, fold in the almonds and cranberries. Press firmly into the prepared baking dish. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours to let the bars set up and then cut into bars.

Enjoy!!!

Serves: 16
Calories: 174
Total Fat: 7.8g
   Saturated: 2.3g
   Polyunsaturated: 0.9g
   Monounsaturated: 2.3g
   Trans: 0g
Cholesterol: 7.6mg
Sodium: 26.6mg
Potassium: 52.7mg
Total Carbs: 25.4g
   Dietary Fiber: 2.2g
   Sugars: 15.4g
Protein: 3.1g
Vitamin A: 2.5%
Vitamin C: 0.8%
Calcium: 1.6%
Iron: 4.9%
*The nutritional information will vary slightly depending on the brands you use.
*Adapted from Mom on Timeout.
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