MultiGrain Energy Bars

MultiGrain Energy Bars

Recipe by Lynn Fredericks 

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Ingredients: 

¼ Cup Sesame Seeds 

½ Cup Chopped Almonds 

½ Cup Chopped Dried Apricots, Apples, or Other Dried Fruit🍎🍓 

½ Cup Raisins or Dried Cranberries 

2 ½ Cups Puffed Rice Cereal 

1 ¼ Cup Rolled Oats 

½ Cup Almond Nut Butter, Smooth and Preferable Raw 🥜 

½ Cup Agave Syrup 

½ Cup Liquid honey 🍯 

1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract 

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Steps: 

  1. Place the sesame seeds and chopped almonds on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Toast sesame seeds and chopped almonds in a 300F preheated oven for 5 minutes⏳
  2. Add almonds, sesame seeds, apricots, and raisins to a large mixing bowl. Mix well. Add the rice cereal and oats. Toss to combine.🥄
  3. In a large saucepan, whisk together the almond nut butter, agave, honey, and vanilla extract. 🔥Heat over medium-low heat for 5 minutes
  4. Pour saucepan contents over the apricot-oat mixture and mix well using large spoon.
  5. Grease 8-inch square cake pan with light cooking oil or butter (nothing too flavorful). Press the mixture into the pan. Let stand for 30 minutes or until firm. Cut into 1-inch squares.

 

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