Chewy Walnut Trail Bars

Chewy Walnut Trail Bars

Baked ahead of time, these nutrition-packed walnut trail bars are the perfect snack for long trips, hikes or even work commutes.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup all purpose unbleached flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1-1/2 cups coarsely chopped California Walnuts
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries or cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup honey

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 325°F. In bowl, whisk together oats, brown sugar, flour, baking soda and cinnamon. Stir in walnuts, cherries, chocolate chips, pumpkin seeds, coconut and sesame seeds; set aside.
  2. In food processor, process apricots until broken up, about 1 minute. Add butter, process until a paste forms, about 1 minute. With motor running, pour in honey until well blended. Fold into oat mixture until well combined. Pat evenly into a parchment-lined 9 x 13-inch baking pan.
  3. Bake in the center of oven until golden, about 30 minutes. Transfer to rack to cool completely.
  4. Cut into bars (2x12 rows or 8x3 rows)