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Chef Paul: Cooking with your kids

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So you want to encourage the kids to eat healthy but you don't have the time to watch them bake a cookie - or you don't want to have them using the oven before you get home?Try this fun recipe that is courtesy of Chop Chop Magazine:

After school Energy bars
This recipe has lots of great whole grain, nuts, dried fruit and natural sweeteners for a wholesome after school treat.

Ingredients:
½ cup chopped - lightly toasted nuts or combo seeds and nuts
¾ cup chopped dried fruit
¾ cup quick oats
¾ cup crispy rice cereal
2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut
½ cup almond or peanut or soy nut butter
¼ cup honey or maple syrup
½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions:
Line an 8 inch square pan with wax paper or parchment paper with enough hanging over the side to cover the bars (you will need a piece about 16" long at least)
Put the nuts, dried fruit, oats, rice cereal and coconut in a medium size bowl and toss well.
Put the almond/peanut/soy nut butter, honey or syrup, in a microwave bowl and soften (about 20 seconds depending of the power of the microwave). Stir until smooth and add the vanilla and mix again.
Pour the warm mixture over the dry ingredients and stir well with a spoon until well combined.
Dump into the 8 inch square pan and pat down as hard as you can - you want the bars to be solid not airy. Using the excess paper cover the bars then cover with plastic and refrigerate for 4 hours or up to 1 week.

Makes 16 bars 2" by 2"

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