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Makes about 30 bars depending on how you slice 'em!

Yield:
30-36 bars
Prep time:
20 minutes
Cook time:
12-15 minutes

Equipment

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Large bowl
  • Blender or food processor
  • Medium bowl
  • Mixing spoon
  • Marge sheet pan (11" x 17")
  • Parchment paper
  • Rubber spatula
  • Oven and oven mitts
  • Wire rack
  • Knife

Ingredients

  • 4 cups (1 L) quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup (250 mL) Rice Krispies┬«
  • 1 cup (250 mL) sunflower seeds or sliced almonds or other chopped nuts
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. (2 mL) salt
  • 1 cup (250 mL) dried apricots, coarsely chopped (about 25 dried apricots)
  • 1 cup (250 mL) dried cranberries (or raisins), coarsely chopped
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) apricot or peach jam

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400° F (200° C).
  2. In a large bowl, combine oats, cereal, seeds, brown sugar and salt; mix well.
  3. In a blender or food processor, coarsely chop the dried fruit.
  4. Add dried fruit to oat mixture and toss well.
  5. In a medium-sized bowl, combine melted butter and jam.
  6. Add butter mixture to oat mixture and mix well with clean hands.
  7. Drop mounds of mixture over entire surface of sheet pan lined with parchment paper.
  8. Press mixture evenly into pan and smooth surface with a rubber spatula.
  9. Bake at 400° F (200° C) for 12–15 minutes or until golden brown.
  10. Let cool in pan on a wire rack; slice into bars.

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