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Banana Nut Cheerio Energy Bars

Ingredients

  • 4 cups Banana Nut Cheerios cereal
  • 1 cup sweetened dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 1/3 cup roasted unsalted, sunflower nuts
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions

  1. Spray 9-inch square pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, mix cereal, cranberries, almonds and sunflower nuts.
  3. In a 2-quart saucepan, heat corn syrup, brown sugar and peanut butter to boiling over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute.
  4. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla.
  5. Pour syrup mixture over cereal mixture; toss to coat. Press firmly in prepared pan. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  6. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows.
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