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Crispy Cereal Bars

Better by far than standard crispy bars, these pack a protein-filled punch.

Serves: 9
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Crunchy, sweet, and full of protein, these scrumptious treats will keep your energy up during a long hike or satisfy afternoon sugar cravings. They come together in a snap, and are our favorite take on crispy bars—plain rice and marshmallow is so out!

Makes 9 bars

What you need:

  • 2 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts or almonds
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 cup brown rice syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

What you do:

  1. Lightly oil a 9-inch square pan and set aside. In a medium bowl, mix cereal, raisins, cranberries, nuts, pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seeds.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine almond butter and brown rice syrup. Cook over low heat for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring occasionally until warm and bubbly. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Pour over cereal mixture and stir until thoroughly coated.
  3. Transfer mixture to a prepared pan. Dampen hands slightly with water and press mixture evenly and firmly into pan. Chill for 30 minutes. Cut with a sharp knife into nine squares.