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Chewy Walnut Granola Bars
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Chewy Walnut Granola Bars

A chewy granola bar with lots of walnuts! This one is from the California Walnut Commission.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12
Author Cookie Madness

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups old fashioned rolled oats uncooked
  • 3 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose unbleached flour whole wheat or white
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 cups coarsely chopped California Walnuts I toasted mine
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries or cranberries
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut I used flaked sweetened
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds I used 2 tablespoons flax seeds
  • 1/4 cup dried apricots
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter cut into small pieces or use unsalted and add a pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup honey

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line an 8 inch square metal pan with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl, stir together the oats, brown sugar, flour, baking soda and cinnamon. Stir in walnuts, cherries, chocolate chips, pumpkin seeds, coconut and sesame (or flax) seeds; set aside.
  • In food processor, (a mini is okay) process apricots until broken up, about 1 minute. Add butter, process until a paste forms, about 1 minute. With motor running, pour in honey until well blended. If using a mini processor/chopper, just add the honey and process for a few seconds.
  • Fold apricot mixture into oat mixture until well combined. Pat evenly into prepared baking pan. Press down as firmly as you can.
  • Bake in the center of oven until golden, about 25 minutes. Transfer to rack to cool completely (don't even think about cutting while hot). Cut into bars.

Notes

Source: California Walnut Commission