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CHEWY “NO BAKE” APPLE CINNAMON BARS

DESCRIPTION

Granola bars can be as simple as mix and press! These are light, tasty and can be store in the refrigerator when done. Did I mention nutritionally dense? No matter, they are a great start to the day or quick snack!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 ¼ cups old fashioned oats 
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (of choice)
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil (or coconut oil)
  • ½ cup raw honey
  • ½ cup brown sugar – packed
  • 2 ½ cups puffed rice cereal 
  • ½ cup dried apples – diced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Spray 9x9 baking dish with non-stick spray and line with parchment paper
  3. Toast oats and nuts for 5-8 minutes until fragrant and set aside
  4. In small sauce pan, bring honey, oil, and sugar to simmer over medium heat; remove and set aside
  5. In large bowl, combine cereal, apples, cinnamon, and salt
  6. Stir in oat mixture and pour in honey mixture; mix with a spatula
  7. Press into dish
  8. Place in refrigerator to chill for 1 hour; remove and cut into desired shape (squares or bars)
  9. Serve at room temperature and enjoy!

*Will last for 1-2 weeks stored in the refrigerator