Fruit and Nut Snack Bars

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20 Minutes Prep
50 Minutes Total
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36 Servings
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105 Calories per Serving

Crunchy, nutty, and sweet, these bars have a peanut butter and brown sugar syrup keeping dried fruit, cereal, and more together.

By Betty Crocker Kitchens


Ingredients
Snack Mix
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 4 cups Cheerios™ Cereal
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1/2 cup raisins
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1/2 cup shelled sunflower seeds
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1/2 cup salted peanuts
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1/2 cup flaked coconut
Syrup
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1 teaspoon vanilla
Directions
  1. Grease 13x9-inch pan. In large bowl, combine all snack mix ingredients; mix well. Set aside.
  2. In medium saucepan, combine all syrup ingredients except vanilla. Cook over medium-high heat until mixture comes to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla.
  3. Pour syrup over snack mix; toss to coat. Press mixture firmly in greased pan. Cool 30 minutes or until completely cooled. Cut into bars. Store in tightly covered container.
Expert Tips
  • These healthful cereal, fruit and nut bars are a good source on energy. Nuts and peanut butter provide protein, and dried fruits contribute fiber, vitamins and minerals.
  • Kitchen Tip: To keep your fingers from getting sticky, use a small plastic bag, mitten-style, to grease the pan and to press the mixture into the pan. Or, spray your hands with nonstick cooking spray before pressing the mixture in the pan.
Nutrition

1 Bar

Calories 105 (Calories from Fat 35); Total Fat 4g (Saturated Fat 1g); Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 70mg; Total Carbohydrate 15g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 9g); Protein 2g

% Daily Value: Vitamin A 4%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 2%; Iron 6%

Exchanges: 1/2 Starch, 1/2 Other Carbohydrate, 1 Fat

Carbohydrate Choices: 1