In need of an easy snack for work or for an after school snack? These granola bars are easy to make. Make the recipe your own. Consider swapping almond butter for peanut butter or dried cranberries for dates.
1 1/4 cups quick-cooking oats
1 cup ancient-grain cereal blend (such as Cheerios + Ancient Grains)
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/4 cup chopped unsalted pistachios
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup chopped pitted dates
Combine first 6 ingredients (through salt) in a large bowl. Combine peanut butter, honey and dates in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook 3 minutes or until peanut butter melts, stirring frequently. Pour peanut butter mixture over oat mixture; stir well to combine. Spread mixture into an 8-inch square baking pan coated with cooking spray; press firmly to form a compact, even layer. Place pan in freezer for 10 minutes. Remove from freezer, and cut into 12 bars.
Nutrition information per serving: Calories 149, Fat 6.6 gm, Sat fat 1.8 gm, Mono fat 2.4 gm, Poly fat 1.4 gm, Cholesterol 0.0 mg, Carbohydrate 20 gm, Sodium 88 mg, Fiber 2 gm, Protein 4 gm
Recipe available at: http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/no-bake-chewy-granola-bars#mr-livefyre-ratings