Tuesday, April 20, 2010

No Bake-Granola Bars


I'm on a fetish with these no-bake granola bars--got the recipe from my sister but have modified it quite a bit. They are pretty hearty with nuts, flax, oats and fruit. Also sweet and flavorful, making them a good healthy snack.

ingredients:

(It's easy to adjust the recipe according to your tastes, ie substituting other nuts, or different kinds of fruit)

1/4 c. coconut
1/3 cup dried cherries
2 slices of dried pineapple, cut into small pieces
1/3 cup toasted almonds
1/4 cup flaxseed or ground flaxseed
10-11 graham cracker squares crushed (to equal about 1 cup)
1-1/2 cups of rolled oats

3 tablespoons of butter
4-1/2 cups of miniature marshmellows

Heat oven to 350 to toast the almonds, it takes about 10-11 minutes (they are done when they are golden brown).

Mix all dry ingredients including almonds, and then melt the butter in a saucepan over med heat and add the marshmellows and stir until completely melted. Pour over the dry ingredients and stir until completely mixed.

Pour into a buttered 8' square pan and press down with wax paper or buttered fingers. Cut into twelve pieces.
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