Great recipe and very flexible. I substituted dried cherries and dates for fruit. I didn't have flaxseed on hand, so omitted (probably affects the nutrition more than the taste). I used puffed rice (again, that's what I had). Came out great. I read the "too sweet" comments before I made, so I cut the sugar in half. Still pretty sweet. Next time I will probably leave out the sugar completely and put a Tablespoon or so of black strap molasses in its place. Add a little dietary iron punch. My only comment is if you cut an 8 x 8 pan into 8 bars, you have really big bars (in my opinion). I cut mine into sixteen 1" x 4" bars and those are plenty big for a snack, or combine with a cup of yogurt for a full breakfast.