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No Bake Sweet 'n' Spicy Granola Bars

These better for you No Bake Sweet 'n' Spicy Granola Bars are the perfect balance of sweet and spicy!
Course Snacks
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 12 bars
Author Heather of Kitchen Concoctions

Ingredients

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup brown rice or fiber cereal
  • ½ cup pepitas
  • ½ cup raw almonds
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • ½ cup Smucker’s Fruit & Honey Strawberry Jalapeno Fruit Spread
  • ½ cup sunflower seed or almond butter
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Line a 9x9-inch square baking dish with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the rolled oats, brown rice cereal, pepitas and almonds. Set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, melt the coconut oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in fruit spread. Sunflower seed butter and salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until fruit spread and sunflower seed butter is melted and completely combined. Stir in oat and cereal mixture. Cook stirring occasionally for 5 minutes, or until oats are golden brown.
  4. Remove granola from heat and press into prepared baking dish. Allow granola to cool completely at room temperature. Once cooled to room temperature, cool completely in the refrigerator, for about an hour, before slicing into bars. Store granola bars to an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.