Enjoy these energy bars made with Oatmeal Crisp® Raisin cereal, apricots and almonds – a delicious dessert.
cups Oatmeal Crisp® Raisin cereal
cup finely diced dried apricots
cup slivered almonds, toasted*
tablespoon butter or margarine
cup light corn syrup
cup packed brown sugar
teaspoon ground cinnamon
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
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.
Spread cereal mixture in pan. Using sheet of waxed paper, press mixture firmly in pan. Cool 30 minutes.
For bars, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows. Store loosely covered at room temperature up to 1 week.
*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 PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Bar
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- (Saturated Fat
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- (Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
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;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.