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Es's Festive Fruity Granola Snack Bars

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I am trying out various snack bars and gave this one a little bit of a Festive Season flavor by using some crushed candy cane.
6 cups Granola Harvest Crunch Cereal
1 cup yellow sultanas
1 cup dried cranberries

2 cups of mixed nuts, Pecans, cashews, almond slivers and pistachios – use whatever you have or like.
160g unsalted butter
200g demerara brown sugar (or golden yellow sugar). In fact, I used both as I did not have enough of the one, so I combined it.
½ cup honey
12.5 ml Vanilla Essence
1 cup crushed candy cane pieces
In a mixing bowl, add cereal, raisins, cranberries and nuts.
You can chop the nuts, if not already in small pieces.
In a saucepan
Add butter, sugar, honey and vanilla essence.
Melt and stir thoroughly, and cook till shiny and have a good stickyness to it.

Add syrup mixture to the dry mixture and combine together until nice and sticky.
Line a baking tray with parchment paper and add mixture.
Even it out and press down with a wooden spoon.
Sprinkle the candy cane over the mixture and if required, use an extra piece of parchment paper to shape and compact everything.
Cover with foil.
Bake at 350°F for 15 minutes, or till nice sticky and toffee like. Leave to cool.
Remove from baking tray and slice into bars.
If you prefer, you can melt some chocolate and drizzle over bars when cold.
Leave chocolate to harden on bars
As I used the candy cane, I will not add the chocolate as well.
Original Source: foodiesofsa
Adapted, tried and tested by: Es Slabs

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