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Desserts

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.

Makes

12 servings

Total Time

30 minutes

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Ingredients

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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.

Instructions

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.

Heat corn syrup and honey in a small saucepan over mediumhigh to a boil, stirring occasionally; boil 2 minutes.

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.

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