If you look at the ingredients for this snack and think, "Hmm, this looks too healthy for me!" don't be misled. Oh, it's healthy alright, but the honey and brown sugar definitely put these bars in the bet-you-can't-eat-just-one category. These bars hold for several days and are a far better alternative than packing cookies in lunchboxes.
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup coconut
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 1/2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons brown sugar
nonstick cooking spray
Stir the raisins and cinnamon into the seed mixture.
In a small saucepan, warm the butter, honey, and brown sugar over medium heat to soft-ball stage, or 238 degrees on a candy thermometer. At this temperature, a small amount of this syrup dropped into cold water will form a soft, flexible ball. If you remove the ball from the water, it will flatten like a pancake after a few moments in your hand.
Pour the syrup over the seed mixture. Using a rubber spatula, blend the ingredients well to coat evenly.
Press the mix into a 9-inch-square pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray and let it cool slightly.
Cut the trail mixture into 24 pieces before the bars have completely cooled. Store the bars in an airtight container.
Ease of Preparation: Moderate
Preparation Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Recipe By: Danna Korn and Connie Sarros
From: Gluten-Free Cooking For Dummies
Used with permission of Wiley & Co Books