No-Bake Apple Bars

No-Bake Apple Bars

Mix up cereal, fruit, nuts and more goodies on your stove-top. No baking is needed for these easy on-the-go bars.

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

2:30

Hrs:Mins

Makes

12

bars

1 1/2
cups dried apples, finely chopped
1/2
cup chopped pecans
3
cups Whole Grain TotalĀ® cereal
1/3
cup honey
1/4
cup golden raisins
1
tablespoon packed brown sugar
1/3
cup peanut butter
1/4
cup apple butter
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2
cup old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats
1/4
cup dry-roasted sunflower nuts
  1. Line bottom and sides of 8-inch square pan with foil; spray foil with cooking spray. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of the apples and 1/4 cup of the pecans over bottom of pan. Place cereal in resealable food-storage plastic bag; seal bag and coarsely crush with rolling pin or meat mallet. Set aside.
  2. In 4-quart Dutch oven, heat 1/2 cup of the apples, the honey, raisins and brown sugar to boiling over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium. Cook uncovered about 1 minute, stirring constantly, until hot and bubbly; remove from heat.
  3. Stir peanut butter into cooked mixture until melted. Stir in apple butter and cinnamon. Stir in oats and sunflower nuts until well mixed. Stir in crushed cereal.
  4. Press mixture very firmly (or bars will crumble) and evenly onto apples and pecans in pan. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup apples and 1/4 cup pecans; press lightly into bars. Refrigerate about 2 hours or until set. For bars, cut into 4 rows by 3 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.
Makes 12 bars
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Did You Know?
Each bar offers 1/2 serving of whole grain.
Storage
The beauty of this whole-grain breakfast bar is that it can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Bar)
  • Calories 230
    • (Calories from Fat 80),
  • Total Fat 9g
    • (Saturated Fat 1g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 120mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 34g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
    • Sugars 22g),
  • Protein 4g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 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 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.