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No-Bake Apple Bars

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No-Bake Apple Bars
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 2 hr 30 min
  • Servings 12
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Mix up cereal, fruit, nuts and more goodies on your stove-top. No baking is needed for these easy on-the-go bars.
Updated Jan 6, 2014

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups dried apples, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 3 cups Whole Grain Total® 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

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Each bar offers 1/2 serving of whole grain.
  • tip 2
    The beauty of this whole-grain breakfast bar is that it can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator.

Nutrition

230 Calories, 9g Total Fat, 4g Protein, 34g Total Carbohydrate, 22g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
230
Calories from Fat
80
Total Fat
9g
13%
Saturated Fat
1g
6%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
120mg
5%
Potassium
220mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
34g
11%
Dietary Fiber
3g
15%
Sugars
22g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
35%
35%
Iron
40%
40%
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 Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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