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Chex® Apple-Almond Bars

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Mix up whole-grain cereal and dried fruits into a better-for-you snack bar.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 16

Ingredients

4
cups Cinnamon Chex™ or Rice Chex™ cereal
2/3
cup chopped dried apples
1/2
cup sliced almonds
1/2
cup sweetened dried cranberries
1
tablespoon butter or margarine
1/2
cup light corn syrup
1/4
cup packed brown sugar

Directions

  • 1 Line bottom and sides of 8-inch square pan with foil. Spray foil with cooking spray. In large bowl, mix cereal, apples, almonds and cranberries; set aside.
  • 2 In 1-quart saucepan, heat butter, corn syrup and brown sugar over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved and mixture comes to a boil. Boil 2 minutes, stirring constantly, until slightly thickened.
  • 3 Pour over cereal mixture in bowl; stir until evenly coated. Using buttered back of spoon, press mixture firmly in pan. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm enough to cut.
  • 4 For bars, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows. Store covered at room temperature up to 1 week.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take:

  • Calories 130
  • Fat 3g
  • Saturated Fat 1/2g
  • Sodium 80mg

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
130
(
Calories from Fat
25),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
3%
(Saturated Fat
1/2g,
1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
80mg
80%;
Total Carbohydrate
26g
26%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
15g
15%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Expert Tips

Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.

Having a party? Drizzle the bars with melted dark or white chocolate and cut into triangle shapes.

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We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 07/19/2012. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
130
(
Calories from Fat
25),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
3%
(Saturated Fat
1/2g,
1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
80mg
80%;
Total Carbohydrate
26g
26%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
15g
15%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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