Chewy Maple Cereal Bars
 
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These bars are a delicious and healthy breakfast or snack when your on the go. It's also great for getting rid of cereal that's been eating up cabinet space.
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Recipe type: Snack
Serves: 10
Ingredients
  • 1½ T of unsalted butter
  • ⅔ cup maple almond butter
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ½ cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ⅔ cup quick oats
  • 2 cups rice cereal
  • 1 cup maple frosted mini wheats, crushed very fine
  • 2 T wheat bran
  • ¼ cup unsalted peanuts, chopped
  • ¼ cup raw almonds, chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 F and line a square pan with tin foil (your bars won't fill up the entire square)
  2. In a microwave safe bowl, combine the butter, almond butter, maple syrup, and brown sugar and microwave for about 30 seconds or until all of the butter has melted and the ingredients are smooth and combined. Stir in the applesauce.
  3. In a large bowl, add the cereals, oats, salt, and wheat bran, and mix well.
  4. Pour the almond butter liquid on top of the dry ingredients, and stir gently with a spatula until all of the cereal is covered and the liquid is evenly distributed.
  5. Add the nuts and chocolate chips and stir well.
  6. Pour the mixture into the pan lined with tin foil, and press down firmly so that the bars stay together. Your mixture should be about 2 inches thick (although you can make them as thick or thin as you want, just adjust the baking time accordingly.
  7. Bake the bars for about 15 minutes, or until just lightly golden around the edges.
  8. Cool completely before cutting into bars. Although these aren't very sticky, it helps to either wrap them in parchment paper or put layers between the bars so that they don't stick together or fall apart. Store the bars in an airtight container for about a week (the only dairy in the bars is the butter, so they shouldn't spoil easily if stored properly).
Recipe by A Sue Chef at http://www.asuechef.com/chewy-maple-cereal-bars/