No Bake Granola Bars
2 cups old fashioned oats
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup almonds (I used slivered)
3/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup honey
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 pinch salt
1 1/2 tablespoon canola oil
1/2 cup dried cranberries,raisins or other dried fruit
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread the oats, sunflower seeds and almonds into a single layer on a cookie sheet. Toast in the oven for about 10 minutes. Remove from oven and place in a large mixing bowl.
Stir in the chocolate chips and pour mixture in a 9 x9 or 8 x11 pan that has been lined with wax paper.
Press mixture firmly into the pan. You may have to dampen your fingers a bit!
* If you cut them into 16 bars: Each bar has 180 calories, 2 g fiber and 5 g. protein.