Cherry Almond Quinoa Granola Bars

Cherry Almond Quinoa Granola Bars

These no-bake granola bars are made more healthy with the addition of the grain, quinoa.

15 min.prep time 45 min.total time
16 bars
2 Ratings

Ingredients

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup almond butter
1/2 cup honey
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups uncooked old-fashioned oats
1 1/2 cups crispy rice cereal
1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed
3/4 cup cherry-flavored dried cranberries
3/4 cup roasted salted almonds, chopped
3/4 cup sweetened flaked coconut

Directions

Line 13x9-inch baking pan with parchment paper, extending over edges. Set aside.

Combine butter, brown sugar, almond butter and honey in saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, 8-10 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil. Continue cooking, stirring constantly, 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in almond extract and vanilla. Add all remaining ingredients; stir until well coated.

Press mixture into prepared pan. Cool completely. Cover; refrigerate bars 8 hours or overnight.

Cut into bars. Wrap each bar in plastic food wrap or waxed paper. Store refrigerated.

Recipe Tip

- Lightly butter hands before pressing mixture into pan. Be sure to press mixture firmly into pan so bars slice easily and hold together.

- Almond butter can be found in the natural foods section of the supermarket or online.

Read more about this recipe on Recipe Buzz® Blog.

Nutrition Facts (1 bar)

Calories: 320

Fat: 16g

Cholesterol: 15mg

Sodium: 75mg

Carbohydrates: 41g

Dietary Fiber: 4g

Protein: 6g

Recipe #15847©2013Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Great snack to go to, good ingredients.
Decided to make because I had all the ingredients and they sounded healthy. The quinoa had some trouble sticking so had the little balls rolling all over the place but otherwise they were tasty and really different.

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