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Tropical Chewy Granola Bars

Tropical Chewy Granola Bars

Tropical Chewy Granola Bars

  • Yield: 10 Servings

A tasty snack great for on the go! Mixed with coconut, pineapple, goji berry, and chia seeds, these granola bars won't make you feel guilty if you have two or three.

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ c. McCann’s® Quick Cooking Rolled Irish Oats
  • ½ c. Almonds, Chopped
  • 13 c. Agave Nectar
  • ¼ c. Coconut Oil
  • ¼ c. Light Brown Sugar, Packed
  • ½ tsp. Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • ¼ tsp. Spice Islands® Fine Mediterranean Sea Salt
  • ¼ c. Dried Cranberries
  • ¼ c. Coconut Flakes, Toasted
  • ¼ c. Dried Pineapple, Diced
  • ¼ c. Dried Goji Berries
  • ¼ c. Chia Seeds

Topping

  • 2 tbsp. Almonds, Chopped
  • 2 tbsp. Dried Pineapple, Diced
  • 2 tbsp. Dried Goji Berries

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350℉.

  2. Toast almonds and oats on a parchment lined baking sheet for 8 minutes, mixing the nuts and oats halfway through. Remove, cool, set aside 2 tablespoons of almonds, and then transfer to a large bowl and add ¼ cup pineapple, ¼ cup goji berries, coconut, and chia seeds.

  3. In a small saucepan, combine agave, coconut oil, brown sugar, and salt. Bring mixture to a boil and cook until all of the sugar is dissolved, about 3 minutes, then add vanilla.

  4. Once the sugar mixture is ready, pour over the oat mixture in the large bowl and mix thoroughly. 

  5. Transfer granola mixture to an 8x8 baking dish lined with lightly greased parchment (for larger bars, use a loaf pan) and firmly press the granola into the pan. Take the remaining almonds, pineapple, and goji berries and sprinkle over the top of the granola bars pressing into the mixture to set. Refrigerate for 2 hours so the bars can firm. Once ready, remove the block from the refrigerator and cut into 10 bars.

  6. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week.