March 15, 2017
by Hy-Vee Dietitian

Chewy Almond Energy Bars

This recipe serves 8 people. Please make sure an adult helps you when necessary.

All you need:

  • ¾ c. Hy-Vee old-fashioned rolled oats
  • ¾ c. Hy-Vee sliced almonds
  • ½ c. chopped Hy-Vee dried apricots
  • 1/3 c. Hy-Vee dried cherries
  • ¼ c. Hy-Vee raisins
  • ¼ c. Hy-Vee honey
  • ¼ c. Hy-Vee nonfat dry milk powder
  • 2 tbsp almond butter

All you do:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix and spread oats and almonds evenly in a shallow baking pan.
  3. Toast for 8 to 10 minutes or until almonds are light brown, stirring once.
  4. In a food processor, combine apricots, cherries, raisins, honey, nonfat dry milk powder and almond butter.
  5. Cover and pulse 3 times just to combine.
  6. Add toasted oats and almonds; cover and pulse until blended and mixture sticks together.
  7. Spray an 8-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  8. Press mixture firmly and evenly into pan.
  9. Cut into 8 (2-by-4-inch) bars.

**For convenience and portability, wrap bars individually with plastic wrap. Store in refrigerator for up to 1 week.**

Nutrition Facts per serving: Calories: 210; Carbohydrate: 32g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Fat: 8g; Protein: 6g; Saturated Fat: 0.5g; Sodium: 25g; Trans Fats: 0g

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