Cranberry Pumpkin Seed Energy Bars
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- 1 cup(s) pecans crushed
- 1 cup(s) rolled oats
- 1/3 cup(s) pumpkin seeds
- 1/4 cup(s) flax seeds
- 2/3 cup(s) dark brown sugar (or muscovado)
- 1/2 cup(s) honey
- 4 tablespoon(s) unsalted butter
- 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
- 2 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract
- 2 cup(s) puffed rice cereal
- 1/2 cup(s) dried cranberries
- Preheat the oven to 350° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread the pecans, oats, pumpkin seeds and flaxseeds on the sheet and bake until fragrant, 8 minutes. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl.
- In a saucepan, bring the sugar, honey, butter and salt to a boil over moderate heat. Simmer until the sugar is dissolved and a light brown caramel forms, 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla.
- Drizzle the caramel all over the nut-and-oat mixture. Stir in the puffed rice and cranberries until evenly coated.
- Line an 8-inch square baking dish with parchment paper, extending the paper over the side. Scrape the cereal mixture into the dish in an even layer. Cover the mixture with a second sheet of parchment and press down to compress it. Let stand until firm, about 2 hours.
- Discard the top piece of parchment. Using the overhanging paper, lift out the cereal square and transfer it to a work surface. Cut into 12 bars and serve.
This recipe is a personal recipe added by ftcollinsco and has not been tested or endorsed by MyRecipes.
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- COURSE: Snacks