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Dark Chocolate Cherry Granola Bars

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Katie Newell, Healthnutfoodie.com
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  • Yield: 16 pieces

Ingredients

2cups rolled oats
1cup sunflower seeds
1cup raw almonds, semi-crushed
1cup dried cherries
2/3cup mini dark chocolate chips, 70% cacao
1tablespoon butter
1/4cup brown rice syrup
2tablespoons honey

Instructions

  1. Line an 8 x 8 inch baking dish with wax paper and butter paper.
  2. Combine oats and next four ingredients (through chocolate chips) in medium bowl. Set aside.
  3. Heat butter, brown rice syrup and honey in a small saucepan over medium low heat. Stir for about five minutes. Remove from heat and cool for about one minute.
  4. Pour butter mixture over oat mixture. Using clean hands, toss until thoroughly combined.
  5. Pour mixture into prepared baking dish.
  6. Use an additional piece of wax paper to press granola tightly into dish (so the granola doesn’t stick to your hands). Cool completely (at least two hours). Use a heavy chef’s knife to cut into 16 squares. Store tightly covered for up to 10 days.

Katie Newell, Healthnutfoodie.com

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