11 Jul No-Bake Apple Bars
A satisfying blend of Whole Grain Total® cereal, nuts, raisins and oats mix up into a tasty grab-and-go breakfast. Makes a great snack or dessert ~ fun to make and even more enjoyable to eat! This is something your entire family will love!
- 1 & 1/2 cups dried apples, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans
- 3 cups Whole Grain Total® cereal
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/4 cup golden raisins
- 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
- 1/3 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup apple butter
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats
- 1/4 cup dry-roasted sunflower nuts
Step 1: Line bottom and sides of 8-inch square pan with foil; spray foil with cooking spray. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of the apples over bottom of pan. Place cereal in resealable food-storage plastic bag; seal bag and coarsely crush with rolling pin or meat mallet. Set aside.
Step 2: In 4-quart Dutch oven, heat 1/2 cup of the apples, the honey, raisins and brown sugar to boiling over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium. Cook uncovered about 1 minute, stirring constantly, until hot and bubbly; remove from heat.
Step 3: Stir peanut butter into cooked mixture until melted. Stir in apple butter and cinnamon. Stir in oats and sunflower nuts until well mixed. Stir in crushed cereal.
Step 4:Press mixture very firmly (or bars will crumble) and evenly onto apples in pan. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup apples and the pecans; press lightly into bars. Refrigerate about 2 hours or until set. For bars, cut into 4 rows by 3 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.