Energy Bars

These moist and chewy treats have a good-for-you secret ingredient. Don't tell--it's protein-rich beans!



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Servings: 30
Serving size: 1  bar
Prep Time: 20 mins
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Ingredients
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    Nonstick cooking spray
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    1 2/3  cups 
    low-fat granola cereal
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    1   cup 
    chopped pitted dates
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    1   cup 
    flaked coconut
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    2/3  cup 
    packed light brown sugar
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    1/2  cup 
    whole wheat pastry flour
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    1   teaspoon 
    ground cinnamon
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    1  15  ounce 
    can pinto or Great Northern beans, rinsed, well-drained, and coarsely chopped
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    1/2  cup 
    dark raisins
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    1/2  cup 
    chopped walnuts or almonds
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    1/2  cup 
    honey
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    3   tablespoons 
    margarine or butter, melted
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    2   tablespoons 
    canola oil
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    1   teaspoon 
    vanilla
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    1/8  teaspoon 
    salt

Directions
1.
Line a 13x9x2-inch baking pan with foil. Lightly coat foil with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2.
Combine cereal, dates, coconut, brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon in large bowl. Stir in beans, raisins, and nuts. Combine honey, margarine or butter, oil, vanilla, and salt in small bowl. Add to cereal mixture; stir until combined. Spread in prepared pan.
3.
Bake in preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until edges of bars are lightly brown and center is firm to touch. Cool completely. Use foil to lift out of pan; cut into bars. Makes 30.
Make-Ahead Tip:

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Freeze bars, wrapped in foil, up to 3 months.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 137, Fat, total (g) 5, chol. (mg) 18, sat. fat (g) 0, carb. (g) 24, fiber (g) 2, pro. (g) 2, sodium (mg) 90, calcium (mg) 20.19, Fruit () 0.5, Starch () 1, Fat () 0.5, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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