Total Time
20 Mins
Makes 20 (serving size: 1 bar)
Photo: Annabelle Breakey

How to Make It

Step 1

Line an 8-in. square pan with foil. Butter foil. In a large bowl, stir together cereal, cherries, almonds, apricots, and chocolate.

Step 2

Combine 2 tbsp. butter, the sugar, syrup, almond butter, and salt in a small saucepan and cook, stirring, over medium heat until butter melts and mixture is smooth. Bring to a simmer and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly to prevent scorching. Immediately pour bubbling mixture over cereal mixture and stir until well combined.

Step 3

Press mixture firmly into prepared pan, using lightly buttered hands. Chill until firm, about 1 hour. Tip out of pan onto a work surface and peel off foil. Using a sharp buttered knife, quarter mixture and then cut each quarter into 5 bars.

Step 4

*Find at natural-foods stores and Whole Foods Market.

Chef's Notes

Make ahead: Up to 1 week, chilled airtight between layers of waxed paper.

Healthy in a Hurry (Weldon Owen, 2012; $30) by Karen Ansel and Charity Ferreira.

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