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Apricot-Walnut Cereal Bars

April/May 2005, The EatingWell Diabetes Cookbook (2005)

Your rating: None Average: 3.2 (157 votes)

Crisp and chewy, this bar is a good-for-you alternative to store-bought cereal bars. The secret ingredient, silken tofu, will give your day a protein-packed start. The recipe also works with other fruit-and-nut combinations.



READER'S COMMENT:
"just okay not my favorite treat "
Apricot-Walnut Cereal Bars Recipe

30 Reviews for Apricot-Walnut Cereal Bars

01/29/2013
Anonymous
healthy snack bar; good for breakfast on the go for teenagers and family

these were a great option for a quick breakfast or "to -go" snack; we used sunflower seeds because we do not like nuts and decreased the amount of honey to 3/4 cup and didn't notice a difference

tasty, nutritious , good way to add protein for vegetarian teenage daughter
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09/16/2012
Great Grab and Go Breakfast

I made these for a birthday celebration at work and was asked for the recipe several times. I was a little scared about the tofu because I never used it before. It made the bars creamy and the tofu picked up the vanilla flavor. Very filling and a good grab and go breakfast. I wrapped the bars individually in plastic wrap and placed them in a storage bag and kept them in the refrigerator. They kept well all week and the plastic wrap kept the bars moist.

Easy to make and take
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01/25/2012
Anonymous
Chewy, cookie-like texture and lots of flavor!

Subsituted Kashi Go Lean cereal for puffed rice to increase protein and fiber content. Have tried cranberry/pecan and pineapple/coconut combos, both of which were delicious. I, like many readers, decreased the added sugar (in the cranberry/pecan bars, I used 2/3 cup maple syrup and agave, and in the pineapple/coconut bars, I used 1/2 cup of honey plus a couple tablespoons water).

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11/22/2011
Anonymous
Nice taste and flavor, but not the texture I hoped for...

The bars weren't a texture that I expected, and I wasn't a big fan of the final product (though my husband was). I cook with tofu and certainly know my way around a recipe, so I don't think it had to do with me own techniques, but just the recipe itself.

Healthy and easy to make
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08/03/2011
Good eats for road trips

I made these for a recent month-long road trip. While they didn't last that long, having them on hand helped us eat healthier and avoid roadside snacks and fast food. This also was my first time to cook/bake with tofu, and I love how it adds a lot of protein and helps the bars bind.

Easy to make, healthy, filling.
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