Amazing Chewy Crispy Apricot Walnut Energy Bars (#1448)

Serves
Ready
20
1
Hours
Prep
Cook
10
Minutes
50
Minutes
Categories
Desserts Healthy
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Ingredients

  • 3 cups Rolled Oats old-fashioned
  • 2 oz Walnuts chopped, about 1/2 cup
  • 3 cups Puffed Wheat Cereal or grain, or rice
  • 2 cups Dried Apricots chopped
  • 1/4 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 1/3 cups Silken Tofu drained, 12 ounces
  • 1 large Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Canola Oil
  • 1 cup Honey
  • 1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon Zest freshly grated

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°f.
  2. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
  3. Mix oats and walnuts in a medium bowl.
  4. Spread mixture on a baking sheet with sides.
  5. Bake until fragrant and light golden, about 10 minutes.
  6. Transfer to a large bowl, then add puffed cereal, dried apricots, flour and salt; stir to combine.
  7. Meanwhile, purée tofu, 1 large egg, oil, honey, vanilla and lemon zest in a food processor or blender until smooth, scraping down the sides as needed.
  8. Make a well in the center of the oat mixture; fold in the tofu mixture until combined.
  9. Spread evenly in the prepared pan.
  10. Bake until firm in the center and golden brown, about 38 minutes.
  11. Let cool completely in the pan on a wire rack.
  12. Cut into bars with a sharp knife.
  13. Serve.
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