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Vt Trail Mix Bars Recipe

Looking for an easy VT Trail Mix Bars recipe? Learn how to make VT Trail Mix Bars using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by ashley4314

Makes 12 servings



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Recipe Ingredients for VT Trail Mix Bars

1 1/3 cups oats
1/3 cup sunflower seeds (or omit and use 1 2/3 cup of oats)
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1/4 teaspoons salt
1/3 cup almonds, coarsely chopped, (or sub apricots and almonds for 2/3 cup of actual trail mix!)
1/3 cup chopped apricots
2 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons peanut butter
2 1/2 tablespoons honey
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons white chocolate chips, (optional)

Recipe Directions for VT Trail Mix Bars

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line an 88 inch baking pan with parchment paper.

  2. Lay oats and sunflower seeds on a parchment lined cookie sheet and toast for 5 minutes. Remove from oven. Sprinkle coconut onto cookie sheet with oats and seeds; toast all for another 3-5 minutes or until coconut is aromatic and starts to brown around edges - keep an eye on it!. Place toasted oats/seeds/coconut mixture in a large mixing bowl; Stir in salt, almonds and apricots.

  3. Place butter, corn syrup, maple syrup and brown sugar to saucepan. Turn heat to medium and stir to mix melting butter into other ingredients. Place a candy thermometer in the saucepan and allow mixture to come to a gentle boil. Boil without stirring until mixture reaches 245 degrees F. on thermometer - a little over ?soft ball? stage. Remove from heat. Stir vanilla and peanut butter into hot syrup, then pour syrup into mixing bowl with oat mixture and stir to combine. At this point, you may want to throw in some white chips. They?ll melt, but just let them do their thing and don?t stir the melted chips into the batter.

  4. Press tightly into the parchment lined pan. Bake for 5 minutes. Without removing from pan, Score into 9 squares or 6 rectangles while still warm. At this point, the bars will be hot, crumbly and soft. Walk away and let them cool completely in the pan. They aren?t ready yet. When they are cool, lift parchment and remove from pan. They should be pretty firm at this point, but if you would like them to be even firmer, place them in the refrigerator.

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Snacks

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 43.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
163
Calories from Fat
68
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
7.6g
12%
Saturated Fat
2.7g
14%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
85mg
4%
Potassium
133mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates
21.9g
7%
Dietary Fiber
1.8g
7%
Sugars
13.8g
Protein
3.2g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 3% Iron 4%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C+
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • Low in sodium
  • High in manganese
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sugar
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