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.