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Spicy Cheerio Nut Bars

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 bars

Ingredients

  • ½ cup roughly chopped almonds
  • ½ cup roughly chopped walnuts
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon flaxseeds
  • ½ cup Cheerios I used multi-grain
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder preferably Mexican
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil
  • ½ cup honey

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 300F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or Silpat. Mix nuts, seeds, and Cheerios in a bowl. Toss thoroughly with cinnamon, chili powder, cayenne pepper, and salt. In a small saucepan over medium low heat, warm the coconut oil and honey, about 6-8 minutes. Be careful not to burn and stir frequently. It will foam up as it cooks. Immediately, pour liquid mixture over the dry mixture. Mix well, scraping the bottom thoroughly. Spread the mixture evenly onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown, tossing at the halfway point. Allow for it to cool COMPLETELY, at least 30 minutes, or until hardened (and sticky). Cut into bars (be sure to do this on parchment paper to prevent sticking) and store in an airtight container.

Notes

Calories 158; Total fat 10g; Saturated fat 2g; Sodium 58mg; Total Carbohydrates 15g; Sugars 10g; Protein 4g