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Chocolate & Dried Fruit Granola Bars

A healthy snack idea to take on road trips or when your out on a hike.

Chocolate & Dried Fruit Granola Bars
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Serves: 12
A healthy snack idea to take on road trips or when your out on a hike.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups GF rolled oats
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp butter or margarine
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup GF rice cereal
  • 2 cups mixed dried fruit
  • 1 cup GF mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Place the oats and hazelnuts on a baking sheet and toast them for about 10 minutes making sure to turn them at least twice.
  2. Mix together the agave nectar syrup, brown sugar, butter, vanilla, and sea salt into a saucepan and bring to a boil on medium heat.
  3. Once boiled set aside.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the toasted oats and hazelnuts, the sunflower seeds, brown rice cereal, dried fruit and chocolate chips.
  5. Pour the syrup mixture over the granola mixture and stir until everything is evenly coated.
  6. Pour mixture into lightly greased 9x13 inch pan, and press down with a spatula to compress the mixture together. Then bake at 325°F for 20-30 minutes, cook longer if you would like them more crunchy. Cool for an hour then cut into bar size.

 
FAQ: Are Oats Gluten Free?

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