Are you thinking about whipping up a snack for your mom on Mother’s Day? This recipe for delicious bars is packed with fibre, antioxidants and flavour. You will be taking care of mom’s heart in more ways than one.
Almond Cherry Bars
Makes 24 servings
Cooking spray / 3 cups (750mL) granola such as Special K Low-Fat Granola / 1 cup (250mL) wheat germ / 1 1/2 cups (350mL) almond butter / 1 teaspoon (5mL) vanilla extract / 1/3 cup (75mL) whole-wheat flour / 3/4 cup (180mL) honey / 1 cup (250mL) dried cherries or dried cherry-flavoured cranberries /1 cup (250mL) slivered almonds
Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9- by 13-inch rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray and line with parchment paper, leaving excess paper on edges. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and spread into pan. Press firmly. Bake for 10 minutes. Pull on parchment paper to remove from pan and cut into 24 bars while still warm – six on one side and four on the other.
Nutritional Analysis: per 56.61 bar/
* total alpha-tocopherol equivalents
DV = Daily Value