Sunday, May 16, 2010

Apricot Granola Bars

I've always been a fan of granola bars, and up until recently I've always bought the prepackaged ones in the grocery store. I always thought that making granola bars would be really difficult. Imagine my surprise when I found out how easy it was! I made these with my daughter today and we had a ton of fun!

Apricot Granola Bars

Ingredients:
  • 6 Tbsp Butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups Mini Marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup Apricot Preserves
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar, packed
  • 4 Cups Cinnamon raisin granola
  • 1 Cup diced dried apricots
Directions:

Line a 8x8 pan with wax paper. Grease the wax paper lightly with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.

In a microwave safe bowl, add 6 butter, mini marshmallows, apricot preserves, and brown sugar. Microwave in 30 seconds intervals until ingredients are melted and there are no lumps.

In a large bowl, combine granola and dried apricots.

Add marshmallow mixture and stir until all of the oats are coated.

Press the oat mixture into the prepared 8x8 pan.

Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until mixture is firm. Cut into 16 bars. Store in airtight container.

4 comments:

heather said...

i like that it uses preserves! they sound yummy!

SnoWhite {Finding Joy in My Kitchen} said...

love that this recipe does not have nuts/peanut butter or seeds! That's a must for those of us around here :) Thanks.

Chicagolandia said...

This look super yummy! I can't wait to give this recipe a try.

Amy said...

SnoWhite - My husband and son are allergic to nuts, so we have a nut-free zone at our house too :)

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