Make Your Own Cereal Bars

[quicklook-recipe prep_time=”10 min” cook_time=”15 min” serves=”25″ details=”” ] Peanuts are an excellent source of protein, iron, and fiber, while flaxseed

[quicklook-recipe prep_time=”10 min” cook_time=”15 min” serves=”25″ details=”” ]

Peanuts are an excellent source of protein, iron, and fiber, while flaxseed has a wide range of health benefits including being rich in alpha-linolenic acid, an essential fatty acid that contributes to heart health. Beyond that, they are a fun and convenient snack on-the-run or anytime.

[ingredients-list title=”Cranberry-Peanut Cereal Bars” serving_size=”Per square”]
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  • 3 cups puffed whole-grain cereal, like Kashi
  • 1/2 cup chopped dry-roasted unsalted peanuts
  • 1/4 cup chopped unsweetened dried cranberries

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[ingredients-right]

  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup agave syrup

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[step-list-wrapper title=”How to make it” time=”25 minutes”]
[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Preheat the oven to 350°F. Coat an 8-inch square metal baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.[/step-item]
[step-item number=”2″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Stir together the cereal, peanuts, cranberries, and flaxseed in large bowl.[/step-item]
[step-item number=”3″ image_url=”” title=”” ]In a small saucepan over low heat, stir together the peanut butter and syrup until the mixture boils, about 1 minute. Stir into the cereal mixture until well-blended. Scrape into the prepared pan and press down firmly with the back of spatula to compact.[/step-item]
[step-item number=”4″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Bake until the edges are golden, about 15 minutes. Cool thoroughly before cutting into squares.[/step-item]
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[nutrition-info calories=”112″ calories_fat=”” fat=”4g” sat_fat=”1g” choles=”0mg” sodium=”78mg” carbs=”19g” sugars=”” protein=”3g” fiber=”2g”]

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See also:
Oatmeal-Peanut Butter Trail Bars
Chewy Date and Walnut Bars
Mixed Nut Bars

Originally Published in Reader's Digest

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