Fruit and Nut Bars

Fruit and Nut Bars

1 1/2 C. granola

1/2 C. Spanish peanuts

1/2 C. miniature candy-coated chocolate candies (or miniature
chocolate chips)

1/2 C. dried currants

1 C. dried prunes

1/2 C. dried apricots

1/4 C. dried blueberries

In large bowl, combine granola, peanuts, candies and currants. Set aside. In food processor, combine prunes, apricots and blueberries. Process until smooth. Add processed fruit to granola mixture. Mix well.

Form about 1/3 cup mixture into a tightly packed 4-by-1 1/2-by-3/4-inch bar. Place bar on prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining mixture. Let bars air-dry overnight on kitchen counter. Store bars in airtight container between sheets of wax paper.

Makes 10 bars

Source: Vegetarian Times.

Nutrition data, per bar: Calories 255 (37 percent from fat); fat 10.5 g (sat 2.7 g, mono 3.7 g, poly 3.8 g); protein 6 g; carbohydrates 39 g; fiber 5.17 g; cholesterol 0 mg; sodium 17 mg; calcium 48 mg.


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