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No-bake Chewy Granola Bars Recipe

No-bake Chewy Granola Bars

Hands-on Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 75 minutes

Makes: 24 bars

These low fat bars offer a wholesome after-school snack that's satisfying but not too sweet. The added granola gives them a bit of crunch, and the cashew butter makes them extra moist.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups cashew butter
  • 1 cup powdered nonfat milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups granola cereal
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Lightly coat a 9- by 13-inch baking pan and a sheet of waxed paper with cooking spray and set them aside. In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, stir together the corn syrup and brown sugar. Let the mixture cook until the sugar dissolves, about 1 minute, then bring it to a simmer and let it cook for 30 seconds more.
  2. Remove the pan from the heat and use a long-handled metal spoon to stir in the cashew butter, powdered milk, and vanilla until smooth. Stir in the granola and cinnamon. Transfer the mixture to the prepared pan, then use the waxed paper, oiled side down, to flatten it.
  3. Let the mixture cool for 1 hour, then turn it out onto a cutting board. If needed, use a knife to release it. Slice the granola into 24 bars and store them in a sealable container layered between sheets of waxed paper until ready to eat. They can be kept up to a week.

Nutritional Information:

Per serving (1 bar) Calories 129, Total Fat 2 g (3%), Saturated Fat 1 g (6%), Cholesterol 0 mg (0%), Sodium 35 mg (1%), Total Carbohydrate 26 g (9%), Fiber 1 g (4%), Sugars 13 g, Protein 2 g (5%)

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