Power Packed Sports Bars

Power Packed Popcorn Sports Bars

Yield: 12 bars (3 X 2-inch)

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Sports Bars Burst with Energy

Ingredients

Fiber and protein from nutritious ingredients in a handy crispy bar -- and without corn syrup!

  • 2 quarts popped popcorn
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup roasted soy nuts (or shelled sunflower seeds)
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (light or dark)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Line a 13x9-inch pan with foil and spray lightly with cooking spray; set aside. Place popcorn, almonds, coconut, apricots, cranberries and soy nuts in a large bowl; set aside, In a small saucepan, heat butter, honey, brown sugar, vanilla and salt over medium heat.
  3. Stir to blend and bring to a boil. Boil 2 minutes, stirring constantly; pour over popcorn mixture.
  4. Stir to blend all ingredients and pour into foil-lined pan.
  5. With damp hands, press mixture lightly and evenly into pan.
  6. Bake 30 minutes or until lightly browned.
  7. Cool in pan at least 3 hours before cutting into rectangles to serve.
  8. Wrap individually in plastic wrap and store in an airtight container up to 2 weeks.
Notes

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Baking time: 30 minutes

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