Fruit and Nut Cereal Bars

Fruit and Nut Cereal Bars

No baking's needed with this quick stove-top prep for a bar packed with whole grain and fruit goodness.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

50

Minutes

Makes

24

bars

4
cups TotalĀ® Cranberry Crunch cereal
1
cup diced dried mixed fruit or dried fruit and raisin mixture (from 7- or 8-oz bag)
1/2
cup roasted unsalted sunflower nuts
1/2
cup dry-roasted peanuts
3/4
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup corn syrup
1/4
cup creamy peanut butter
1
teaspoon vanilla
  1. Spray 9-inch square pan with cooking spray. In large bowl, mix cereal, dried fruit, sunflower nuts and peanuts.
  2. In 2-quart saucepan, heat brown sugar, corn syrup and peanut butter to boiling over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla.
  3. Pour syrup over snack mix; toss to coat. Press firmly in pan. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows.
Makes 24 bars
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Substitution
Get creative and replace the dried fruit and nuts with different flavors. Try dried cranberries with pistachios or dried apricots with almonds.
Health Twist
Replacing saturated fats with unsaturated fats from nuts and seeds may help lower blood cholesterol. But fats are high in calories, so keep portions small.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Bar)
  • Calories 150
    • (Calories from Fat 40),
  • Total Fat 4 1/2g
    • (Saturated Fat 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 75mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 24g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 15g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 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 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.