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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.

Recipe by Cooking Light September 2015


Credit: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Kira Corbin

Recipe Summary

15 mins
45 mins
Serves 14 (serving size: 1 bar)


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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.


Nutrition Facts

146 calories; fat 7.7g; saturated fat 1.7g; mono fat 3.7g; poly fat 1.5g; protein 4g; carbohydrates 17g; fiber 2g; iron 1mg; sodium 115mg; calcium 38mg.