No Bake Energy Fruit and Nut Bar Recipe

Yield: 20 Bars
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 10 mins
 
Adapted into a no-bake nutella bar from recipe found in Sunset Magazine. Substitute any preferred dried fruits or nuts you like best.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups puffed Rice Cereal (brown rice, white rice, or other similar puffed cereal)
  • 2 cup Dried Fruit (cut into pieces if needed - we prefer dried cherries, dried apricots, golden raisin, dried blueberries)
  • 1 1/2 cups Roasted Almonds *see Note 1 for roasting raw almonds (or other preferred Nut - salted or unsalted depending on your preference)
  • 1/2 cup Dark Chocolate Chips or chopped Dark Chocolate
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons packed Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Honey
  • 1/4 cup Nutella
  • Sea Salt or Kosher Salt, to taste

Directions

  1. Line an 8"x8" pan with foil and lightly butter foil.
  2. In a large bowl combine puffed rice cereal, dried fruits, nuts, and chocolate. Set aside.
  3. In a small saucepan heat butter, brown sugar, honey, and nutella over medium heat until butter melts, whisking until mixture is smooth. Pour over cereal mixture and stir until completely coated.
  4. Spread into prepared 8"x8" pan and press firmly down. Lightly sprinkle sea salt on top of bars. Chill until firm, about 1 hour.
  5. Using the foil, lift bars out of pan. Cut in half, then cut into preferred bar width.

Recipe Notes

*Note 1: Roasting Raw Almonds:
Preheat oven to 350° F. Spread raw almonds out in a sheet pan. Roast for 12 minutes or until lightly browned and aromatic.

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