Cherry-Chocolate Chip Granola Bars
Skip the granola bar options at the grocery store--they're easy to make at home! You can vary the add-ins to your taste, swapping 2 cups of any combination of small (or chopped) dried fruit, nuts and/or seeds for the chocolate, cherries and coconut in this version. We tested several sticky sweeteners, including maple syrup and honey, but found brown rice syrup held the bars together the best.
Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2017
To make ahead: Individually wrap airtight and store at room temperature for up to 1 week.
Equipment: Parchment paper
Serving Size:1 granola bar
162 calories; protein 3.1g; carbohydrates 24.4g; dietary fiber 2.3g; sugars 11.6g; fat 6.3g; saturated fat 1.6g; vitamin a iu 188.7IU; vitamin c 1.3mg; folate 10.1mcg; calcium 37.1mg; iron 0.8mg; magnesium 36.6mg; potassium 185.3mg; sodium 53.7mg; added sugar 10g.
1/2 starch, 1/2 fruit, 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1 fat