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No Bake Nut Free Chocolate Chip Cherry Granola Bars
No Bake Nut Free Chocolate Chip Cherry Granola Bars
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Recipe type: Snack
Serves: 10-12 bars
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups of quick oats
  • ¾ cup of crunchy cereal - I used Life cereal but you could use Cheerios or Rice Krispies, etc.
  • ¼ cup of shredded unsweetened coconut
  • ½ cup of chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup of coconut oil OR butter
  • ⅓ cup of honey
  • ¼ cup of brown sugar
  • ½ tsp of vanilla
  • ¼ tsp of coarse salt
  • ¾ cup of fresh cherries cut (I cut each into about 8 pieces) OR dried fruit
Instructions
  1. Place the oats, cereal, coconut and chocolate chips in a medium size bowl and mix the ingredients together.
  2. Place a saucepan over medium heat and melt the coconut oil or butter.
  3. Add the honey, and brown sugar. Cook ever medium heat, stirring often, until the mixture comes to a boil.
  4. Turn to low and cook for another 4 minutes, continuing to stir.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in the salt, vanilla and the cherries.
  6. Pour the mixture over the dry ingredients in the bowl.
  7. Mix well.
  8. Spoon the mixture into a 8 or 9 inch square pan that has been lined with parchment paper or foil. If using foil spray lightly with cooking spray.
  9. Press the mixture very firmly into the pan. I like to use the bottom of my glass measuring cup to do this.
  10. Place in the fridge for at least two hours before cutting into bars.
Recipe by Outside The Box at http://mommyoutsidethebox.ca/2016/06/no-bake-nut-free-chocolate-chip-cherry-granola-bars.html