These homemade fruit-filled, nutty-flavored bars are perfect for an after-school snack. Packed with antioxidants and superfoods like coconut, almonds, and goji berries, these healthy, portable bars are way better than what you'll find at the store. Make a batch at the beginning of the week and carry this hearty snack around with you to have when you're running low on energy.
1/3 cup almond butter
1/3 cup honey
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups puffed barley cereal
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
2/3 cup dried goji berries
1/3 cup coarsely chopped toasted almonds
1/3 cup flaked, unsweetened coconut
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 350°. Combine almond butter, honey, olive oil, vanilla, and salt in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH 1 minute or until bubbly. Combine cereal, oats, goji berries, almonds, and coconut in a medium bowl. Pour almond butter mixture over barley mixture; toss well to coat. Press into an 11 x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, pressing to adhere. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until set. Cool completely in baking dish.