Apricot-Almond Energy Bars

Enjoy these delicious energy bars made with Oatmeal Crisp® Raisin cereal, apricots and almonds for an anytime dessert.

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  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 55 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 16
 

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

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LOCATION

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

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*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

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
140
(
Calories from Fat
25),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
3%
(Saturated Fat
1/2g,
1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
70mg
70%;
Total Carbohydrate
28g
28%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
15g
15%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
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 Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.