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Fruit and Nut Snack Bars

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Fruit and Nut Snack Bars
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 50 min
  • Servings 36
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Crunchy, nutty, and sweet, these bars have a peanut butter and brown sugar syrup keeping dried fruit, cereal, and more together.

Ingredients

Snack Mix

4
cups Cheerios™ Cereal
1/2
cup chopped dried apricots
1/2
cup raisins
1/2
cup shelled sunflower seeds
1/2
cup salted peanuts
1/2
cup flaked coconut

Syrup

3/4
cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2
cup corn syrup
1/4
cup peanut butter
1
teaspoon vanilla

Directions

  • 1 Grease 13x9-inch pan. In large bowl, combine all snack mix ingredients; mix well. Set aside.
  • 2 In medium saucepan, combine all syrup ingredients except vanilla. Cook over medium-high heat until mixture comes to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla.
  • 3 Pour syrup over snack mix; toss to coat. Press mixture firmly in greased pan. Cool 30 minutes or until completely cooled. Cut into bars. Store in tightly covered container.
Tips  

These healthful cereal, fruit and nut bars are a good source on energy. Nuts and peanut butter provide protein, and dried fruits contribute fiber, vitamins and minerals.

To keep your fingers from getting sticky, use a small plastic bag, mitten-style, to grease the pan and to press the mixture into the pan. Or, spray your hands with nonstick cooking spray before pressing the mixture in the pan.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
105
(
Calories from Fat
35
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
6%
(
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
)
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
70mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
15g
5%
(
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
,
Sugars
9g
)
Protein
2g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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