Healthy Eating: Almond Berry Bars

Perfect for picnics, play dates, backyard barbecues, and anytime you need to pack a healthy snack, courtesy of Almond Breeze.

Nutritional Information (per serving)
Calories: 125
Protein: 5 g
Carbs: 17 g
Fat: 5 g

(serves 32)

3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup almond flour
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup oat bran
1/2 cup ground flaxseed
1/2 cup roasted, chopped almonds
1/2 cup dried blueberries
1/2 cup dried cranberries, chopped
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup agave nectar
1/3 cup natural almond butter, stirred well before measuring
1/4 cup Almond Breeze® Original
2 tsp pure vanilla extract

1. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Lightly coat a 13-inch x 9-inch baking pan with olive oil cooking spray. Set aside.
2. In a large mixing bowl, combine oats, flours, bran, flaxseed, almonds, blueberries, cranberries, and salt. Stir to combine well. Set aside.
3. In a small saucepan, warm the agave nectar, almond butter, and almond beverage over low heat until well blended. Do not boil. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract. Add the warm butter mixture to the dry ingredients and quickly stir the mixture until it is well combined. Pat into the prepared pan. Press firmly with your hands to remove any air pockets.
4. Bake for 30 minutes, or until light golden brown. Cool for 10 minutes, and then cut into 32 bars. When just cool enough to handle, remove bars from the pan to a cooling rack. Store in airtight container in the refrigerator for optimal freshness.


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