Cherry Almond Quinoa Granola Bars

Cherry Almond Quinoa Granola Bars
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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

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

Directions

  1. Line 13x9-inch baking pan with parchment paper, extending over edges. Set aside.
  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. Press mixture into prepared pan. Cool completely. Cover; refrigerate bars 8 hours or overnight.
  4. Cut into bars. Wrap each bar in plastic food wrap or waxed paper. Store refrigerated.

Recipe Tips

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

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

Nutrition Facts (1 bar)

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

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

Great snack to go to, good ingredients.

Rating

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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