My friend, Katy, sent me this recipe a couple of weeks ago, it sounded good, but I was afraid it would be hard. (I do not like hard granola bars at all) I didn’t make them right away. Last weekend I went to her house and she so kindly let me taste hers. Oh my goodness, these are so yummy! They aren’t hard at all, more soft and chewey, so I knew I had to make them.
I’m not sure where this recipe came from, but here it is:
Apple-Honey Cereal Bars
Stir up a no-bake bar that’s rich in high-fiber cereal and apples.
Prep Time:20 min
Start to Finish:1 hr 20 min
3 cups Fiber One® Honey Clusters® cereal
1/4 cup roasted sunflower nuts
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup dried apple slices, coarsely chopped (I used Welch’s Cranberries and Spiced Apples)
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup peanut butter
1. Butter bottom and sides of 8-inch square pan, or spray with cooking spray. Place cereal in resealable food-storage plastic bag; seal bag and slightly crush with rolling pin or meat mallet (or slightly crush in food processor).
2. In large bowl, mix cereal and sunflower nuts; set aside.
3. In 3-quart saucepan, heat honey, brown sugar, apples and cinnamon just to boiling over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in peanut butter. Pour over cereal mixture; stir gently until evenly coated.
4. Press mixture evenly into pan with back of wooden spoon. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until set. For bars, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows. Store covered at room temperature.
High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): No change.
1 Serving: Calories 150 (Calories from Fat 50); Total Fat 5g (Saturated Fat 1g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 110mg; Total Carbohydrate 23g (Dietary Fiber 3g, Sugars 14g); Protein 3g Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 0%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 2%; Iron 8% Exchanges: 1 Starch; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 1 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.