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Cherry Almond Quinoa Granola Bars
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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.

Tip #1

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

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