Friday, July 4, 2014

Gluten Free Friday! (GF Chex Apple-Almond Bars)

Happy 4th of July everyone and welcome to another Gluten Free Friday recipe post. So the other day I was just looking around for gluten free recipe ideas and came across the Chex website which was loaded with recipes that you can make with Chex cereals. There was actually a lot more recipes that I would have imagined that there would. A few recipe stood out as something that I wanted to try and the recipe I have for you today is definitely something I recommend you make. These bars are delicious, fairly healthy, and they kind of remind me of the protein/nutrition bars that you can buy in the stores. Give them a try for yourself and while you're at it you should head on over to the Chex website and check out their other recipes. As always, feel free to leave comments below and don't forget to follow @RecipeBlogger on Twitter if you aren't already so you don't miss a single post. Have a fun and safe 4th of July weekend and I'll see you back here next Wednesday.

GF Chex Apple-Almond Bars

  • 4 cups Cinnamon Chex or Rice Chex Cereal
  • 2/3 cup Chopped Dried Apples
  • 1/2 cup Sliced Almonds
  • 1/2 cup Sweetened Dried Cranberries
  • 1 Tbsp Butter or Margarine
  • 1/2 cup Light Corn Syrup
  • 1/4 cup Packed Brown Sugar

1. Line the bottom and sides of an 8-inch square pan with foil; spray the foil with cooking spray.
2. In a large bowl mix the cereal, apples, almonds and cranberries together; set aside.
3. In a 1-quart saucepan heat the butter, corn syrup and brown sugar over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture comes to a boil; boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly, until slightly thickened.
4. Pour over the cereal mixture in the bowl; stir until evenly coated.
5. Butter the back of a spoon and press the mixture firmly into the pan; refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm enough to cut.
6. Cut into 4 rows by 4 rows, making 16 bars; store covered at room temperature for up to 1 week.

Serving Size: 1 bar; Calories 130 (Calories from Fat 25); Total Fat 3g (Saturated Fat 1/2g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 80mg; Total Carbohydrate 26g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 15g); Protein 1g % Daily Value*: Vitamin A 6%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 4%; Iron 15%

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