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Snackin' Granola

 Snackin' Granola
Granola's a popular treat with children, and this one couldn't be easier to prepare. I flavor it with lots of tasty good-for-you ingredients. It's perfect to send in bag lunches or to serve after school. I've also used it as an "in-the-car" treat when we take family vacations. —Marlene Mohr, Cincinnati, Ohio
28 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 2-2/3 cups flaked coconut
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup raisins or chopped pitted dried plums
  • 1/4 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips or M&M's® Brand Chocolate Candies

Directions

  • In a large metal bowl, combine the first six ingredients. In a small
  • saucepan, bring the oil and honey just to a boil. Immediately remove
  • from the heat; pour over coconut mixture, stirring to coat evenly.
  • Spread in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 325°
  • for 25 minutes, stirring several times. Pour onto waxed paper to
  • cool. Sprinkle with chocolate chips or M&M's. Store in an airtight
  • container. Yield: 7 cups.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1/4 cup) equals 106 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 25 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.