Apricot-Almond Energy Bars

Apricot-Almond Energy Bars

Enjoy these energy bars made with Oatmeal Crisp® Raisin cereal, apricots and almonds – a delicious dessert.

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

55

Minutes

Makes

16

bars

3
cups Oatmeal Crisp® Raisin cereal
2/3
cup finely diced dried apricots
1/2
cup slivered almonds, toasted*
1
tablespoon butter or margarine
2/3
cup light corn syrup
1/4
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
  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, 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.
Makes 16 bars
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
*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.
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’ll be ready to go when you are.
Whole Grain Serving: 1/2

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Bar)
  • Calories 140
    • (Calories from Fat 25),
  • Total Fat 3g
    • (Saturated Fat 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 70mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 28g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 15g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.