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Energy Bars

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Ingredients
  Non-stick cooking spray 1
  Low fat granola 1 3⁄4 Cup (28 tbs)
  Chopped pitted dates 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Flaked coconut 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Packed light brown sugar 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Whole wheat pastry flour 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Ground cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Canned pinto beans/Great northern beans 15 Ounce, rinsed, well drained, and coarsely chopped (1 Can)
  Dark raisins 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chopped walnuts/Almonds 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Honey 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Margarine/Butter 3 Tablespoon, melted
  Cooking oil 2 Tablespoon
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄8 Teaspoon
Directions

Line a 13x9x2-inch baking pan with foil.
Lightly coat foil with cooking spray; set .pan aside.
In a large bowl stir together granola, dates, coconut, brown sugar, flour, and 'cinnamon.
Stir in beans, raisins, and nuts.
In a small bowl combine honey, margarine, oil, vanilla, and salt.
Add to granola mixture; stir until combined.
Spread in prepared baking pan.
Bake in a 350° oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until edges of bars are light brown and 'center is firm to touch.
Cool in pan on a wire rack.
Using foil, lift out of pan; cut into bars.
Make-Ahead Tip: Wrap bars in foil or freezer wrap and freeze for up to 3 months.

Recipe Summary

Method: 
Baked

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