Finding a healthy snack food recipe ensures that what your family eats between meals will help build strong, healthy bodies. Fruit and nut bars give you a good way to combine the nutrients that you get from both peanut and dried fruit snacks as well as peanut butter. Stick these dried fruit and nut bars into your kids’ lunchboxes for a healthy dessert or nibble on one after work for a light treat.
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Making the dried fruit and nut snack bars
2 cups of high fiber cereal
4 oz. peanuts, dry roasted w/salt, all types
¼ cup dried, sweetened cranberries
¼ cup dried blueberries
⅓ cup honey, strained or extracted
¼ cup peanut butter, smooth
1 Tbsp. packed brown sugar
2 Tbsp. peanut flour
Line an 8-inch pan with parchment paper.
Put the honey, peanut butter, brown sugar and peanut flour in a bowl. The bowl should be microwave-safe and the flour should be defatted.
Mix the peanuts, dried fruit and cereal together in a medium-sized bowl.
Heat up the honey and peanut butter mixture. Do this in 30-seconds at a time until the mixture combines together and you can pour it easily.
Add the wet and dry ingredients together. Use a quick stirring motion.
Pour the mixture into the parchment-lined pan, using a spatula. Spray the spatula with cooking spray or use one made from silicone to avoid sticking.
Allow the ingredients to cool.
Cut them into 8 to 12 bars, depending on how large you want the fruit and nut snack bars to be.
Where to find the ingredients for this healthy snack food recipe
In Boise, Winco offers you the best bet for finding the ingredients you need; the store has a large bulk section, allowing you to buy the exact amount of ingredients that you need. You can also try the Boise Co-op, which also has a bulk section, although not quite as large as Winco’s.
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What kinds of healthy snack food recipes do you make? Are they fruit and nut snacks or do you have another favorite peanut butter snack? Leave your comments below.