Apple Almond Cereal Bars

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Apple Almond Cereal Bars

Apple Almond Cereal Bars
1 cup Raley's Applesauce
1¼ tsp. Raley's Ground Cinnamon, divided
2 cups Raley's Bran Flake Cereal
1½ cups Bisquick Baking Mix
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, cut into pieces
1 egg
1 tsp. Raley's Vanilla Extract
1/3 cup Raley's Natural Almonds, chopped

Prep: 35 minutes, Cook: 35 to 40 minutes total, Serves: 8

1. Preheat oven to 350°F and spray an 8 or 9-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

2. Place applesauce in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes or until mixture is very thick. Stir in 1/4 tsp. cinnamon and set aside.

3. Mix cereal, baking mix, brown sugar, butter and remaining cinnamon in a large bowl with a pastry blender* until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in egg and vanilla until mostly combined, then continue to mix with your hands until mixture forms a dough.

4. Press firmly into the bottom of prepared pan, then spread with applesauce and sprinkle with almonds. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool completely before cutting into bars.  

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 312, Protein: 5 g, Fat: 13 g, Saturated Fat: 5 g, Cholesterol: 39 mg, Carbohydrates: 48 g, Fiber: 3 g, Sugar: 25 g, Sodium: 367 mg, Points Plus: 9


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