Start your day or satisfy a snack urge with these crunchy, chewy bars that have all the good stuff.

Source: Midwest Living

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Credit: Jacob Fox

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hands-on:
15 mins
chill:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
18
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Line a 13×9-inch baking pan with foil, extending foil over edges. Grease with cooking spray.

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  • In a dry skillet, toast oats until golden; remove oats. Toast almonds in skillet. In a large saucepan, combine almond butter, butter, brown sugar and maple syrup. Bring to a boil over medium-high, stirring to dissolve sugar. Boil 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Off heat, stir in vanilla and salt. Stir in oats and almonds, crisp rice cereal, dried blueberries, and chia seeds.

  • Press mixture firmly in prepared baking pan. Cover with wax paper, set another pan inside, and weigh down with cans of food. Chill until firm, 2 hours. Using foil, lift mixture from pan; cut into bars. Store in a single layer in an airtight container in refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

209 calories; fat 11g; cholesterol 9mg; saturated fat 3g; carbohydrates 26g; mono fat 5g; poly fat 2g; insoluble fiber 3g; sugars 13g; protein 4g; vitamin a 171.6IU; vitamin c 2.2mg; riboflavin 0.2mg; niacin equivalents 0.6mg; folate 14.2mcg; vitamin b12 0.1mcg; sodium 86mg; potassium 100mg; calcium 45mg; iron 1.5mg.
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