No-Bake Oat Bars
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No-Bake Oat Bars

Prep: 10 minutes plus chilling • Serves: 16

Nonstick cooking spray
3/4 cup almond butter
1/4 cup honey
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
1-1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup chopped dried apricots
1/2 cup ground flaxseed
1/2 cup toasted unsalted pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup toasted unsalted sliced almonds
3 tablespoons dark chocolate chips

1.Line 8-inch square baking dish with foil so that foil extends about 2 inches over sides of pan; spray with cooking spray.

2.In large bowl, stir almond butter, honey, cinnamon and salt; fold in oats, apricots, flaxseed, pumpkin seeds and almonds. Firmly press oat mixture into prepared dish.

3.In small saucepot, heat chocolate chips over low heat 2 minutes or until most chips are melted, stirring frequently with rubber spatula; remove from heat and stir until all chips are melted. With spoon, drizzle chocolate over oat mixture. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.

4.Using overhanging sides of foil, lift oat mixture out of dish onto cutting board. Remove foil; cut into 16 squares.

Approximate nutritional values per serving (1 bar):
211 Calories, 13g Fat (2g Saturated), 0mg Cholesterol,
47mg Sodium, 22g Carbohydrates, 4g Fiber, 6g Protein