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Apricot-Almond Energy Bars

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Apricot-Almond Energy Bars
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 55 min
  • Servings 16
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Enjoy these energy bars made with Oatmeal Crisp* Raisin cereal, apricots and almonds - a delicious dessert, or anytime snack. ...MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

3 cups (750 mL) Oatmeal Crisp* Raisin cereal
2/3 cup (150 mL) finely diced dried apricots
1/2 cup (125 mL) slivered almonds, toasted (see tip)
1 tbsp (15 mL) butter or margarine
2/3 cup (150 mL) light corn syrup
1/4 cup (50 mL) packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground cinnamon

Steps

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  • 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 (large pot), 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.

Expert Tips

  • To Toast Nuts: Bake uncovered in ungreased shallow pan in 350°F oven 6 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until light brown. Or cook in ungreased heavy skillet over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until nuts begin to brown, then stirring constantly until nuts are light brown.
  • Success: Lining the pan with nonstick foil works well for these glossy, great-tasting energy bars. For a quick snack, wrap a couple of bars individually in nonstick foil, and they will be ready to go when you are.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 16 Bars
Calories
140
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3
Saturated Fat
1/2
Trans Fat
0
Cholesterol
0
Sodium
70
Dietary Fiber
2
Sugars
15
Protein
2
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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