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Fruit and Nut Snack Bars

Fruit and Nut Snack Bars
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Servings 36
Crunchy, nutty, and sweet, these bars have a peanut butter and brown sugar syrup keeping dried fruit, cereal, and more together.
Updated May 7, 2010

Ingredients

Snack Mix

  • 4 cups Cheerios™ Cereal
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup shelled sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup salted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut

Syrup

  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Steps

  • 1
    Grease 13x9-inch pan. In large bowl, combine all snack mix ingredients; mix well. Set aside.
  • 2
    In medium saucepan, combine all syrup ingredients except vanilla. Cook over medium-high heat until mixture comes to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla.
  • 3
    Pour syrup over snack mix; toss to coat. Press mixture firmly in greased pan. Cool 30 minutes or until completely cooled. Cut into bars. Store in tightly covered container.

  • These healthful cereal, fruit and nut bars are a good source on energy. Nuts and peanut butter provide protein, and dried fruits contribute fiber, vitamins and minerals.
  • To keep your fingers from getting sticky, use a small plastic bag, mitten-style, to grease the pan and to press the mixture into the pan. Or, spray your hands with nonstick cooking spray before pressing the mixture in the pan.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
105
Calories from Fat
35
Total Fat
4g
6%
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
70mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
15g
5%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
9g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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