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Spicy Cheerios™ Nut Bars

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Servings 16

Say goodbye to boring snacks! These spicy, nutty cereal bars are packed with flavor and easy to take on the go. ...MORE+ LESS-

Cindy Rahe Cindy Rahe
September 20, 2016

Ingredients

3
cups Cheerios™ cereal
1/2
cup whole raw almonds
1/4
cup raw sunflower nuts
1/4
cup raw pepitas
1
tablespoon flax seed
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon ground ginger
1/8
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
Dash of salt
1/2
cup honey
1/4
cup coconut oil

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 325° F. Spray with cooking spray and line 8-inch square pan with cooking parchment paper, leaving paper overhanging on all sides. Set aside.
  • 2
    In large bowl, mix all ingredients except honey and oil.
  • 3
    In 1-quart saucepan, heat honey and oil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until melted. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to simmer, and cook about 2 minutes or until mixture thickens a bit. Add honey mixture to cereal mixture; mix until evenly coated. Spread mixture in pan; press firmly with rubber spatula in even layer.
  • 4
    Bake 20 to 30 minutes or until top is golden brown and syrup is bubbly. Cool 15 minutes in pan before removing from pan using parchment overhangs. Place on cutting board, and remove parchment. Cool completely before cutting into 4 rows by 4 rows.

Expert Tips

  • Use any combination of nuts and seeds you like, and even replace the flax seed with chia or hemp seed.
  • These bars cut cleanly once they are cooled and firm. You can speed up the process by refrigerating after you remove from pan.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
140
Calories from Fat
70
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
13%
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
17%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
45mg
2%
Potassium
105mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
14g
5%
Dietary Fiber
1g
6%
Sugars
9g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 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
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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