Friday, August 30, 2013

Granola Bars

Source: Prevention 
Makes an 8 x 8 pan of bars

2 cups cereal, coarsely chopped (puffed rice or granola)
3/4 cup roasted nuts, coarsely chopped
3/4 cup dried fruit, coarsely chopped
2 TB whole wheat flour
optional ingredient: 1/2 cup chocolate chips, 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds, 2 TB flaxseeds, 2 TB sesame seeds, or 2 TB sunflower seeds
1/3 cup honey or brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 large egg whites
1/2 tsp vanilla

1.  Preheat oven to 300.  In bowl mix together cereal, nuts, fruit, flour, & optional ingredients.
2.  Combine honey/sugar & salt in small bowl.  Whisk in egg whites & vanilla.  Pour mixture into dry ingredients & stir to combine.
3.  Using wet hands, press mixture into oiled 8 x 8 pan.  Bake 50 minutes or until dry to the touch.  Cool completely & cut into bars.  Wrap with saran wrap individually if desired.

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