Chewy Granola Energy Bars with Dried Fruit

Chewy Granola Energy Bars with Dried Fruit
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 39
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 123.5
  • Total Fat: 5.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 45.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 19.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.7 g
  • Protein: 2.5 g

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Introduction

My kids LOVE these tasty, chewy granola bars and beg me to make them. They pack well and can be easily adapted to suit your tastes. Any dried fruit can be used. I find prunes add a real richness to them, but dried apricots, peaches, cranberries, blueberries and cherries are all very nice in these. You can also add nuts, chocolate chips and/or coconut - but my family doesn't miss them in this lower calorie version. My kids LOVE these tasty, chewy granola bars and beg me to make them. They pack well and can be easily adapted to suit your tastes. Any dried fruit can be used. I find prunes add a real richness to them, but dried apricots, peaches, cranberries, blueberries and cherries are all very nice in these. You can also add nuts, chocolate chips and/or coconut - but my family doesn't miss them in this lower calorie version.
Number of Servings: 39

Ingredients

    2 cups oatmeal
    2.5 cups Rice Krispies
    1 cup raisins
    2 cups dried fruit (diced)
    1 cup sunflower seeds
    1/4 cup margarine
    1/2 cup peanut butter
    35 regular marshmallows

Directions

Line a 9X13 pan with wax paper or spray with cooking spray.
In a 350 degree oven - toast sunflower seeds until fragrant. Also toast oatmeal, Rice Krispies and raisins for 5-10 min (optional).
Combine oatmeal, rice cereal, raisins, dried fruit, and sunflower seeds. Mix well and set aside.
In a large stovetop pan (dutch oven) - melt margarine, peanut butter and marshmallows over low heat - stirring till smooth.
Add oatmeal mixutre and stir with a spatula.
Firmly press into pan. (I find a potato masher rinsed in hot water works really well for this).
Once cool - flip pan over onto a cutting surface.
Remove wax paper if used.
Cut into 1 X 3 inch bars (39 pieces).

I have made many variations on these - using whatever is on hand. I usually throw in a couple of tablespoons of ground flaxseed as well.


Number of Servings: 39

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LADYCANUK.

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