Golden Fig Fine Foods

Cherry Almond Granola Bars

  • 2 1/4 C quick cooking oats
  • 1 1/2 C crisped rice cereal
  • 2 Tb ground flax
  • 2 Tb cocoa powder (As good as you can get it! Good cocoa is high in antioxidants!)
  • 1/2 C dried cherries
  • 1/2 C slivered almonds
  • 2 Pinches kosher salt
  • 6 Tb coconut oil
  • 1/2 C honey (or maple syrup, if desired)
  • 1/2 C almond butter
  • 1 Tb vanilla bean paste
  • Parchment paper
  • 8X8 baking pan
  1. Place parchment in pan, leaving a bit of overhang to easy removal.
  2. In large bowl, stir together oats, rice cereal, flax, cocoa powder, cherries, almonds and salt. Set aside.
  3. In small saucepan, warm up coconut oil, honey, almond butter and vanilla bean paste. Stir until melted and well combined.
  4. Pour melted ingredients into dry ingredients. Mix well.
  5. Pour into pan, place additional piece of parchment paper on top and press firmly.
  6. Let sit in fridge for 2 hours before cutting to serve.

*These bars can be modified a million different ways. Add a tsp of instant espresso to make cherry mocha bars! For a gluten free, vegan, refined sugar free treat, use gluten free oats and maple syrup!*

*As seen on Twin Cities Live January 8, 2019

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