Cranberry and Almond Puffed Wheat Bars
 
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A light puffed wheat snack bar made with almonds, cranberries and cinnamon.
Serves: 16 Bars
Ingredients
  • 5 Cups Puffed Wheat Cereal (I used Trader Joe's Sweetened Puff Wheat Cereal)
  • ½ cup almonds, slivered (I used raw, unsalted)
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons brown rice syrup
  • 1 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ tsp. molasses
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. sugar (I used NuNaturals Presweet Tagatose)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Line a 9 x 9" square pan with parchment paper (so ends extend over edges of pan).
  3. In a large bowl add puffed wheat cereal, almonds and cranberries; mix until combined.
  4. In a small saucepan over low heat, warm the brown rice syrup, honey, vanilla, molasses, salt and sugar, until sugar is melted.
  5. Pour the liquid mixture on top of the dry ingredients, mixing well. Make sure everything is coated. Scoop the mixture into prepared baking pan and press down firmly with a back of a spoon (mixture will be sticky).
  6. Bake for 20 minutes, or until lightly golden brown.
  7. Remove pan from oven, press mixture down again with spoon until the bars are flat. Set bars aside until completely cooled.
  8. Once cooled, take the bars out of the pan by grabbing the parchment paper. Remove the parchment paper and place bars onto a cutting board; with a sharp knife, cut into 16 slices.
  9. I store mine in a ziplock bags at room temperature.
Notes
Calories per bar: 85, Fat: 1.9, Cholesterol: 0, Sodium: 80, Potassium: 1.1, Carbs: 16.6, Fiber: 1.3, Sugar: 7.9, Protein: 1.8
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Bar
Recipe by Peanut Butter and Peppers at http://www.peanutbutterandpeppers.com/2013/01/29/cranberry-and-almond-puffed-wheat-bars/