Combine pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries and a few more items and you've got yourself some scrumptious, crunchy nut bars. Bonus: They make great gifts!
What You Need
Original recipe yields 24 servings
1/2 cup water
2 cups sugar
1 cup dry roasted peanuts
1 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds (about 3 oz.)
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup whole grain amaranth
2 tsp. butter
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Let's Make It
Cover cutting board with sheet of parchment or waxed paper; spray with cooking spray.
Bring water and sugar to boil in large saucepan on high heat, stirring occasionally. Cook 10 min. or until mixture turns dark amber color. (Do not stir.) Use moistened pastry brush to brush down any sugar crystals from inside of pan.
Remove saucepan from heat. Immediately add remaining ingredients; mix well. Pour immediately onto prepared cutting board. Spread into 10x8-inch rectangle, then use rolling pin to roll into even thickness. Cut into 24 bars; cool completely.
The best way to stir nuts into a hot caramel syrup is with a wooden spoon. To remove any leftover caramel stuck inside the pan or on the spoon, let soak in water 10 min. or until syrup is dissolved. Then, wash in hot soapy water until clean.
If you are looking for a treat that can help you eat right, look no further than these tasty bars made with nuts, seeds and dried cranberries.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g
Saturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 21g
Dietary Fiber 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.