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Cereal Bars with Dried Cherries, Almonds, and Coconut

These healthier no-bake cereal bars packed with good stuff like dried cherries, unsweetened coconut, sliced almonds, honey, and almond butter make the best after-school or afternoon snack!

Ingredients

  • 4 cups crispy rice or puffed cereal (100 grams), see Notes
  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats (50 grams)
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds (43 grams)
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries (71 grams)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shaved or flaked coconut (56 grams)
  • 1/3 cup honey (112 grams)
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil (70 grams) or butter (75 grams)
  • 1/4 cup brown or demerara sugar (105 grams)
  • 1/3 cup  almond butter (120 grams) or peanut butter (135 grams) , not natural-style
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ - ½ cup chocolate chunks (42-85 grams), optional

Instructions

  • In a large bowl combine the cereal, oats, almond, cherries and coconut.
  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine honey, coconut oil or butter, and sugar. Bring to a boil and let boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in almond or peanut butter and vanilla extract.
  • Pour over cereal mixture and stir until evenly coated.
  • Press into a lightly greased 9x13-inch pan. If desired, press chocolate chops into the top of the bars.
  • Let cool completely before slicing.
NOTES:
  • I like to use a combination of cereal. I used 2 cups crispy rice cereal and 2 cups Kashi seven grain puffs cereal, but you can use all crispy rice or all puffed cereal if you'd like.
  • Natural-style almond and peanut butters will prevent these bars from firming up. For best results, use a no-stir option.
Inspired by Bon Appetit magazine.

Nutrition

Calories: 110kcal, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 2mg, Potassium: 65mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 72IU, Calcium: 20mg, Iron: 1mg
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