Travel with healthy snacks while in route to your favorite Labor Day Holiday destination!

Cranberry Nut Granola Bars

 

Ingredients

2 cups quick-cooking oats             1 cup mixed nuts

2 cups old-fashioned oats            1 cup dried cranberries

½ cup hulled pumpkin seeds       1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

½ cup sliced almonds

 

Directions

1.       Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a 13x9-inch pan with lightly-greased parchment paper; an inch or so of parchment paper should stick up on 2 sides to form lifting handles.

2.       Mix the quick-cooking oats, old-fashioned oats, pumpkin seeds, almonds, mixed nuts, cranberries, and sweetened condensed milk together in a bowl; spread into the prepared pan, evenly pressing into the corners and out to the sides.

3.       Bake in the preheated oven until the edges are golden brown, 20-25 minutes, using slightly less time for chewier bars and slightly more time for crunchier bars.

4.       Allow the the bars cool for 5 minutes in the pan before using the parchment paper to lift them from the pan. Use a sharp knife to cut into bars. Let the bars cool completely and store in an airtight container.

 

Karli’s Ultimate Trail Mix

  

Ingredients

¼ cup walnut halves                       ½ cup sesame snack sticks

¼ cup pecan halves                         ½ cup golden raisins

¼ cup cashews                                  ½ cup dark raisins

¼ cup almonds                                  ½ cup dried cranberries

¼ cup raw pumpkin seeds

 

Directions

Combine the walnuts, pecans, cashews, almonds, pumpkin seeds, sesame sticks, golden raisins, dark raisins, and cranberries in a bowl.  Be sure to store mixture at room temperature in an airtight container.

 

No Bake Bumpy Peanut Butter Nuggets

 

Ingredients

½ cup natural peanut butter                           ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

¼ cup nonfat dry milk powder                        ¼ cup wheat germ

¼ cup unsweetened flaked coconut                ¼ cup unsweetened apple juice concentrate, thawed

1/3 cup rolled oats

 

Directions

1.  Combine peanut butter, milk powder, and coconut in a large mixing bowl. Stir in oats, ground cinnamon, wheat germ, and apple juice concentrate until thoroughly combined.

2.   Shape the mixture into 1 inch balls. Chill thoroughly before serving; store remaining nuggets in the refrigerator.

 

 

 

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