Chewy Walnut Trail Bars

Total Time
45 Mins
Serves
24
Meal
Course

DESCRIPTION

Baked ahead of time, these nutrition-packed walnut trail bars are the perfect snack for long trips, hikes or even work commutes.

Total Time

Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
30 Mins
Total Time
45 Mins

Nutrition

Calories
230 cal
Total Fat
13 g
Cholesterol
10 mg
Polyunsaturated Fat
4 g
Sodium
60 mg
Monounsaturated Fat
3 g
Dietary Fiber
3 g
Protein
4 g
Carbohydrates
26 g

Ingredients

  • 3 cups oats, old fashioned, rolled
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, light, packed
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, unbleached
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups California walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup cherries or cranberries, dried
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup coconut, shredded
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup apricots, dried
  • 1/2 cup butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup honey

Preparation

  1. Pre-heat oven to 325°F. In bowl, whisk together oats, brown sugar, flour, baking soda and cinnamon. Stir in walnuts, cherries, chocolate chips, pumpkin seeds, coconut and sesame seeds; set aside.
  2. In food processor, process apricots until broken up, about 1 minute. Add butter, process until a paste forms, about 1 minute. With motor running, pour in honey until well blended. Fold into oat mixture until well combined. Pat evenly into a parchment-lined 9 x 13-inch baking pan.
  3. Bake in the center of oven until golden, about 30 minutes. Transfer to rack to cool completely.
  4. Cut into bars (2×12 rows or 8×3 rows).