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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 16
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 218.2
  • Total Fat: 9.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 7.6 mg
  • Sodium: 95.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 32.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.9 g
  • Protein: 4.2 g

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Nut-Free Chewy Granola Bars

Submitted by: KMACPHERSON

Introduction

Yummy, chewy and oh-so-affordable granola bars (at just 20-25 cents apiece!) with a delicious texture... without nuts, additives, artificial ingredients... and not an ounce of high fructose corn syrup in sight! Yummy, chewy and oh-so-affordable granola bars (at just 20-25 cents apiece!) with a delicious texture... without nuts, additives, artificial ingredients... and not an ounce of high fructose corn syrup in sight!
Number of Servings: 16

Ingredients

    2 cups oats
    1 cup sunflower seeds
    2 cups crisped rice or puffed brown rice cereal
    1/2 cup brown sugar
    1/4 cup honey
    1/4 cup agave syrup
    1 cup mini marshmallows
    4 tbsp. butter
    3 tbsp. vanilla
    pinch salt
    1/2 cup dried chopped mango
    1/3-1/2 cup dried chopped cherries

Directions

Makes 16 bars

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Toast oats and sunflower seeds for 10 to 12 minutes, stirring occasionally.

In the meantime, prepare an oblong glass baking dish (11 x 13) and line with parchment paper that has been sprayed with non-stick spray.

In large saucepan, stir together brown sugar, honey, agave, vanilla, marshmallows and salt over medium heat until blended smoothly.

When grains and seeds are done, add those plus the rice cereal and dried fruit to the pot and continue to stir over very low heat until the entire mixture is thoroughly blended.

Pour mixture onto parchment paper in baking dish. Top with another sheet of parchment paper and press firmly until mixture is completely condensed. It should be very firm to the touch.

Let cool for 2-3 hours. Cut into 16 pieces, wrap individually and enjoy!

Number of Servings: 16

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KMACPHERSON.





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  • what is this agave syrup? would love to make this . but dont know what this is - 11/10/09

    Reply from KMACPHERSON (11/10/09)
    It's usually sold at most Whole Foods stores... look for it in the sweetener section. It's usually called "Organic Blue Agave syrup"... But you can instead just do 1/2 cup of honey if you can't find it. Also - I forgot to write 1/2 cup ground flaxseed to this recipe and can't find a way to edit.


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