Amaz!n™ Granola Bars

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup Sunsweet® Amaz!n™ Diced Prunes
  • 2 oz (1/4 cup) unsalted butter
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup flaxseed meal
  • 1/8 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
Instructions

Preheat oven to 325°F. Oil a 8x8 inch baking pan. Pour water from the tap over the Amaz!ns™ to cover and let them soak for 5 minutes. Drain. Heat the butter in a straight-sided sauté pan over medium heat. Add the oats, coconut, flaxseed meal and sesame seeds and stir frequently until the oats have deepened to a light amber color, about 6 minutes. If the oats start to darken too quickly at the edges, lower the heat. Transfer to a large bowl. In a small pot, bring the honey, maple syrup, salt and cinnamon to a boil. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes to thicken the syrup. Pour the syrup over the oats. Stir in the Amaz!ns™. Using a spatula, thoroughly mix the ingredients so that the oats are evenly coated in the syrup. Press the oats evenly into the prepared pan. Bake until the top is a deep golden brown, 20 to 24 minutes. Cool 10 minutes. Unmold onto a cooling rack and cool completely. Cut into 12 bars or 16 squares.