CookingLight diet CookingLight diet
Caitlin Bensel
Active Time
15 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 40 Mins
Yield
Serves 12 (serving size: 1 bar)

Making snack bars at home doesn't have to be complicated. These take just 15 minutes to make, and use wholesome ingredients such as oats, almond butter, and maple syrup for a sweet-but-healthy treat.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8-inch square metal baking pan with parchment paper; let excess hang over edge.

Step 2

Spread oats onto a baking sheet. Bake at 350°F until toasted, about 12 minutes. Place in a medium bowl; cool.

Step 3

Place almond butter, maple syrup, and oil in a microwavable bowl. Microwave at high until warm, about 30 seconds; whisk until smooth. Whisk in vanilla, salt, and egg white.

Step 4

Add almonds and cherries to oats. Pour almond butter mixture over oat mixture; stir until well combined. Using a spatula, press mixture very firmly into prepared pan.

Step 5

Bake at 350°F until lightly browned, 20 to 22 minutes. Cool in pan on a wire rack 15 minutes. Remove from pan using parchment paper. Cool completely on rack. Cut into 12 (4- x 1 1/3-inch) bars.

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