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Heart-Healthy, Gluten-Free Snack Bars

15 Jan
Yummy and oh-so-easy gluten-free bars are a healthy alternative to sugar-filled sweets!

Yummy gluten-free bars are a healthy alternative to sugar-filled sweets!

My lovely neighbor brought us some of these delicious and not-to-sweet bars recently. I asked her to share the recipe with me, and now I’m sharing it with you! This recipe was developed and written as-is by Teri Gruss, who is the author of the About.com Guide to gluten-free cooking.

Consider baking this healthy alternative instead of cakes and cookies for Valentine’s Day  this year!

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup nut butter (almond OR cashew OR peanut OR sunflower butter)
  • 3/4 cup sweetener syrup (honey OR GF brown rice syrup OR good quality Agave nectar)
  • 1 1/2 cups roasted raw nuts and / or seeds (almonds, pecans, walnuts, cashews, peanuts, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds- use your favorites in any combination)
  • 1 cup unsulfured dried fruit (cherries, cranberries, blueberries, apricots, pineapple, raisins- use your favorite dried fruits in any combination)
  • 4 cups GF brown rice crispie cereal
  • 1/8 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

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