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Fruit & Nut Cereal Bars Recipe
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Fruit & Nut Cereal Bars Recipe

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After trying these bars, our taste panel asked if they could take the rest home! “This is a sweet and yummy treat for summer picnics. I had to get the recipe from a friend because my husband loves them so much.” —Erin Climenhaga, Cadillac, Saskatchewan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES: 18 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 cups cornflakes
  • 1 package (6 ounces) dried apricots, chopped
  • 1 cup dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 package (16 ounces) large marshmallows

Nutritional Facts

1 bar equals 283 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 199 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the cornflakes, apricots, peanuts, dates, coconut and sesame seeds. In a large saucepan over low heat, melt butter and marshmallows; stir until smooth. Pour over cereal mixture; toss to coat. Press into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. dish. Cool. Cut into bars. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 18 servings.
Originally published as Fruit & Nut Cereal Bars in Simple & Delicious June/July 2011, p52

Nutritional Facts

1 bar equals 283 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 199 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 5 g protein.

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Reviewed Nov. 19, 2011

These are amazing! I've made them so many times, sometimes I mix it up and use sunflower kernels instead of peanuts, and add dried cranberries, dried pineapple, or dried berries!

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Reviewed Oct. 25, 2011

This is a really easy, good reccipe. Took it into work and it was well received. I think next time I will try something different than dates - it's just a personal preferrence; I'm not much for dates. Will definitely make again.

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Reviewed Oct. 5, 2011

These are so good and you can add any dried fruit to it to make it yours. I think you need to push down on the cereal when putting it in the 9x13 pan to have it stick together better, makes it easier to eat in a bar shape.

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Reviewed Jul. 1, 2011

Just made these today and they are excellent! Would make a great snack to pack for picnics, hikes or camping. Or even bring to a potluck or brunch. I did make a few changes/substitutions. I replaced the apricots with dried cranberries, and as for the coconut and sesame seeds I toasted them separately before adding to the mixture. They are quite sweet so when melting the marshmallows and butter I added a pinch of salt. Made these for our 4 hour early morning flight on Sunday and can't wait to surprise everyone with this tasty treat :)

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