Apricot-Almond Energy Bars

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

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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