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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.

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15 min
Prep Time
45 min
Total Time
16
bars

Ingredients

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Unsalted Butter

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

How to make

  1. STEP 1

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

  2. STEP 2

    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.

  3. STEP 3

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

  4. STEP 4

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

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Tip #1

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

Tip #2

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

Nutrition (1 bar)

320 Calories
16 Fat (g)
15 Cholesterol (mg)
75 Sodium (mg)
41 Carbohydrates (g)
4 Dietary Fiber
6 Protein (g)
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