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On-The-Go Granola Bars

 On-The-Go Granola Bars
“These are a favorite. They’re terrific to take to school functions because they’re so good.” The perfect snack when you just can’t stop! Suzanne McKinley - Lyons, Georgia
16 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 7 tablespoons butter, softened, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup apricot or peach preserves
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 cups reduced-fat granola with raisins
  • 1-1/3 cups diced dried mixed fruit

Directions

  • Line an 8-in. square pan with waxed paper. Grease the paper with 1
  • tablespoon butter; set aside. In a large heavy saucepan, combine the
  • marshmallows, preserves, brown sugar and remaining butter; cook and
  • stir over medium heat until blended. Remove from the heat.
  • Stir in granola and mixed fruit; toss to coat. Press firmly into
  • prepared pan. Cover and refrigerate for 1-1/2 hours or until firm.
  • Invert and remove waxed paper. Cut into bars. Yield: 16 bars.
Nutritional Facts: 1 bar equals 208 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 105 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein.