Cereal Fruit Bars

Wow — a new post!  Sorry it’s been so long.  I hope the new recipes I’m going to be sharing are worth the wait.  These first few, at least, are super easy.

  • 1 to 1.5 cups dried fruit (any kind — raisins, cranberries, apricots, plums, whatever you like)
  • 2 Tbs honey (I used local honey for some added anti-allergy benefit)
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • fruit juice or water as needed
  • 1 cup granola or other whole grain cereal

Ok, this is super easy.  Place the dried fruit, honey, and olive oil in your food processor.  Blend until you have a smooth mixture.  You may have to add a little fruit juice or water if you are using closer to 1.5 cups of fruit, but I used closer to 1 cup of fruit and didn’t have to add any.  If you need to stop to scrape down the sides of the food processor, do so.

Once the fruit mixture is nice and smooth, scrape it into a bowl and fold in the cup or so of cereal.  Mix until the cereal is evenly distributed, then spread into a small glass casserole dish — 8X8 would almost be too big.  Now refrigerate for at least an hour, then cut into squares and enjoy!  I like to wrap the squares individually in plastic wrap for a quick grab-and-go snack, or to keep in my purse as a treat for my son.

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