From Alive Magazine January 2010. A great snack that everybody loves!
- 1/2 cup (125 mL) large flake oats
- 1/4 cup (60 mL) unsalted raw peanuts
- 1/4 cup (60 mL) unsalted raw pumpkin seeds
- 1/4 cup (60 mL) raw sunflower seeds
- 1/4 cup (60 mL) flaked semi-sweet coconut
- 1/4 cup (60 mL) golden seedless raisins
- 2 Tbsp (30 mL) dried cranberries
- 2 Tbsp (30 mL) brown flaxseeds
- 1 Tbsp (15 mL) toasted sesame seeds
- 1 1/4 cups (300 mL) rice cereal
- 1 1/4 cups (300 mL) bran flakes
- 1/2 cup (125 mL) liquid honey
- 1/3 cup (80 mL) corn syrup
- 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C).
- Lightly grease a 16 × 13 × 1 inch (40 × 33 × 2.5 cm) metal baking pan or a large lasagna-sized pan and set aside.
- Combine oats, peanuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and coconut in a large shallow metal baking pan. Stir together to evenly distribute.
- Bake in centre of preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until slightly golden.
- Remove from oven and bring to room temperature before continuing.
- Transfer to very large bowl. Add raisins, cranberries, flaxseeds, sesame seeds, and cereals. Stir to blend.
- Combine remaining 4 ingredients in small saucepan. Stir over low heat to blend. Remove and slightly cool.
- When peanut butter mixture has cooled, add to seeds and cereal mixture in large bowl. Stir to blend. Add a little more corn syrup if mixture isn’t holding together.
- Transfer to prepared baking sheet and press mixture into an even layer. Use a rolling pin if needed to flatten the top. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm. Cut into bars using a pizza cutter.
- Alternatively, let mixture rest for 20 minutes in the refrigerator. Then, when firm enough to roll, rub hands with a little butter and roll mixture into 1 in (2.5 cm) balls. Cover and refrigerate until firm, preferably overnight.
Balls or bars can be stored in the refrigerator in a tightly covered container for several days. Makes about 60 bars or balls.
Note: for a very crispy bar, bake in 350 F (180 C) oven for 12 minutes.