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Apricot-Almond Energy Bars

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  6 reviews
  • 25 min prep time
  • 55 min total time
  • 7 ingredients
  • 16 servings
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Enjoy these delicious energy bars made with Oatmeal Crisp® Raisin cereal, apricots and almonds for an anytime dessert.

Ingredients

3
cups Oatmeal Crisp® Raisin cereal
2/3
cup finely diced dried apricots
1/2
cup slivered almonds, toasted*
1
tablespoon butter or margarine
2/3
cup light corn syrup
1/4
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon

Steps

  • 1 Line bottom and sides of 8-inch square pan with foil. Spray foil with cooking spray. In large bowl, mix cereal, apricots and almonds; set aside
  • 2 In 4-quart Dutch oven, heat butter, corn syrup, brown sugar and cinnamon over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved and mixture comes to a boil. Boil 2 minutes, stirring constantly, until slightly thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in cereal mixture until coated.
  • 3 Spread cereal mixture in pan. Using sheet of waxed paper, press mixture firmly in pan. Cool 30 minutes.
  • 4 For bars, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows. Store loosely covered at room temperature up to 1 week.
  • 1 Line bottom and sides of 8-inch square pan with foil. Spray foil with cooking spray. In large bowl, mix cereal, apricots and almonds; set aside
  • 2 In 4-quart Dutch oven, heat butter, corn syrup, brown sugar and cinnamon over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved and mixture comes to a boil. Boil 2 minutes, stirring constantly, until slightly thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in cereal mixture until coated.
  • 3 Spread cereal mixture in pan. Using sheet of waxed paper, press mixture firmly in pan. Cool 30 minutes.
  • 4 For bars, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows. Store loosely covered at room temperature up to 1 week.

Expert Tips

*To toast nuts, bake uncovered in ungreased shallow pan in 350°F oven 6 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until light brown. Or cook in ungreased heavy skillet over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until nuts begin to brown, then stirring constantly until nuts are light brown.

Lining the pan with nonstick foil works well for these glossy, great-tasting energy bars. For a quick snack, wrap a couple of bars individually in nonstick foil, and they’ll be ready to go when you are.

Whole Grain Serving: 1/2

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
140
Calories from Fat
25
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
5%
Saturated Fat
1/2g
3%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
70mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
28g
9%
Dietary Fiber
2g
6%
Sugars
15g
15%
Protein
2g
2%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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