Cocoa Granola Bars
1 cup oats (uncooked)
1/3 cup wheat germ
1/3 cup Post 100% Bran Cereal
1/3 cup raisins
1/3 cup chopped dried fruit (aprictos, apples, dates)
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup soft butter or margarine
1/2 cup lightly packed brown sugar
1/3 cup cocoa
3 tbsp liquid honey
2 tsp vanilla
Combine first 6 ingredients in large bowl.
Melt butter with brown sugar in small saucepan. Add cocoa, honey and vanilla, stirring until smoothly blended. Pour over cereal mixture. Mix well; stirring to coat all dry ingredients with cocoa mixture.
Press firmly in 9-inch square pan, sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
Bake at 350 F for 20-25 minutes. Underbake for chewy bars and bake a little longer for crisp ones.
Helpful Hint: Add 3/4 tsp grated orange rind for a new taste sensation.
One serving (1 bar):
3.6 g protein
6.5 g fat
3.4g dietary fibre
233 mg potassium