These homemade bars are perfect for packing lunches or for an after-school snack.
1/3 cup tahini
1/3 cup brown rice syrup
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 prechopped dates
1/3 cup toasted pumpkinseed kernels
3 tablespoons toasted uncooked quinoa
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 350°. Combine tahini, syrup, olive oil, vanilla, and salt in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH 1 minute or until bubbly. Combine cereal, oats, dates, and pumpkinseed kernels in a medium bowl. Pour tahini mixture over barley mixture; toss well to coat. Press into an 11 x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with quinoa, pressing to adhere. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until set. Cool completely in dish.
So i am one of those that don't exactly follow the recipe, some due to trying to lower the wheat intake in the house (exchanged rice chex for the puffy cereal, and skipped the quinoa) and not having brown rice syrup (exchanged agave and honey). Didn't fill a 9X13 pan, but would be great in a smaller one.Outcome was tasty and fun! Good alternative for home made snacks vs store bought
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