Chewy Cherry Chocolate Almond Granola Bars

Chewy Cherry Chocolate Almond Granola Bars
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 24
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 137.1
  • Total Fat: 5.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 2.6 mg
  • Sodium: 51.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 23.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.9 g
  • Protein: 2.3 g

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Introduction

Super yummy granola bars. Perfect for a snack and with out all of the chemicals in the store bought kind. Super yummy granola bars. Perfect for a snack and with out all of the chemicals in the store bought kind.
Number of Servings: 24

Ingredients

    2 cups old-fashioned oats
    1 cup chopped or sliced almonds
    1 cup puffed brown rice cereal
    1 cup dried cherries, chopped (or a mix of raisins and cherries)
    2 tablespoons unsalted butter
    3/4 cup honey
    3 tablespoons light brown sugar
    1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    1/4 teaspoon almond extract
    1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
    1/2 cup Ghirardelli semi-sweet chocolate chips

Tips

This recipe is adapted from http://www.canyoustayfordinner.com/2012/06/24/chewy-cherry-almond-granola-bars/


Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 13×9″ baking pan with foil and coat well with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.

Toss the oats on a sheet pan and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned.

Reduce the oven temperature to 300 degrees F.

Transfer the oats to a large mixing bowl and stir in the almonds, puffed rice, and dried fruit.

Place the butter, honey, brown sugar, vanilla, almond extract, and salt in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook and stir for a minute, then pour over the toasted oatmeal mixture.

Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Wet your fingers and press the mixture firmly and evenly into the pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes at 300 degrees F, until light golden brown. Place the chocolate chips on top once the pan comes out of the oven.

Cool for at least 2 to 3 hours before cutting into squares. Serve at room temperature.

Serving Size: Makes 24 bars

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