Pistachio Power Bars

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  • Yield: 24 servings
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins

Ingredients

2cups old-fashioned oats
1cup shredded sweetened coconut
1/4cup (1/2 stick) butter
2/3cup honey
1/4cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4teaspoon coarse salt
2cups roughly chopped shelled pistachios
1/2cup chopped dried apricots
1cup chopped dried cranberries
1/2cup roasted sunflower seeds

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a 15 x 12-inch rimmed baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray and line with parchment paper.
  2. Combine oats and coconut on baking sheet and toss to combine. Bake 12 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from oven and reduce oven temperature to 300F.
  3. Combine butter, honey, brown sugar, vanilla and salt in a pan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil 1 minute. Remove from heat.
  4. Add pistachios, apricots, cranberries and sunflower seed to the oat mixture. Toss to combine. Pour hot honey mixture over all and stir to mix well. Press mixture into the pan using a large metal spoon to compact it.
  5. Bake 25 minutes. Let cool completely before cutting into 24 bars.


Recipe courtesy of the Western Pistachio Association, thegreennut.org

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 200
  • Glycemic Load 5
  • Fat 11g
  • Saturated Fat 3.5g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 1g
  • Cholesterol 5mg
  • Sodium 170mg
  • Potassium 70mg
  • Carbohydrate 26g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Sugars 17g
  • Protein 4g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 4%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 2%
  • Iron 6%
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