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Fruit & Nut Cereal Bars

 Fruit & Nut Cereal Bars
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
18 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + cooling

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

Directions

  • 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.
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.