October 30, 2012

Cranberry Almond Bars

This recipe is a rendition of the Peanut Butter Almond Energy Bar recipe I posted a little over a week ago. I liked these even better!!!  Love the cranberries and whole almonds (the peanuts could be a bit overwhelming). They are great for a snack, breakfast or even dessert.  I hope you enjoy them as well ;-)

1 cup rolled oats (use gluten-free if needed)
2/3 cup sweetened coconut (can use unsweetened)
1/2 cup roasted, unsalted almonds 
1/2 cup cranberries 
1/4 cup golden raisins
1/4 cup tahini
1/4 cup almond butter
3 TBS agave 
1-2 TBS almond or soy milk, if needed 

In a large bowl combine the oats through raisins; stir to combine. Put the agave, tahini and almond butter in a microwave safe bowl and heat on high for one minute; gently stir to combine. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until thoroughly combined. If the mixture is dry and not coming together, add the milk 1 TBS at a time. On a greased or parchment lined baking sheet, spread the mixture into a one-inch-high rectangle, packing it tightly. Bake at 350° F for 15-20 minutes (not required, though I think it tastes better this way) until golden. Cut into bars and chill.

Makes 8-10 bars. 

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