Trail Mix Bars
Trail mix is all fine-and-dandy, but make it even better (and less messy) by packing it into portable bars for on-the-go snacking. Full of healthy fats and sugars from nuts and dried fruit, these naturally sweetened bars are both filling and satisfying.
OFF HEAT, STIR IN:
Test Kitchen Tip
Make sure to work quickly when mixing the hot syrup with the nut mixture, because it begins to cool and harden immediately.
Line an 8×8-inch pan with parchment and coat with nonstick spray.
Toss together almonds, cranberries, peanuts, coconut, and sunflower kernels in a bowl.
Off heat, stir in vanilla and salt, then pour over nut mixture; quickly stir until evenly coated.
Press nut mixture into prepared pan using the back of a measuring cup coated with nonstick spray. Chill nut mixture until it sets up, then cut into 12 bars.
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 129mg 5%
Carbs 18g 6%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.