Lila's Apricot Almond Granola Bars

The hardest part about this recipe is waiting an hour for the bars to set!
  • Prep time 10–20 mins
  • Cook time 60 refrigeration mins
  • Yields 16–20
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  • Recipe Submitted By Ben Garfinkel
  • Recipe Attribution Mark Bittman, The New York Times


  • 1/2 cup almond butter or other nut butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 cup crispy brown rice cereal
  • 1 cup granola
  • 1/2 cup almonds, chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • vegetable oil for greasing


  • 1-cup measure, 1/2-cup measure and 1/4 teaspoon measure
  • small saucepan
  • whisk
  • mixing bowl
  • spoon
  • spatula
  • plastic wrap
  • 8 x 8" (or similar size) square baking pan or dish


  1. Put almond butter and honey in a small saucepan over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until they melt together; whisk to combine.
  2. Put crispy rice cereal, granola, almonds, apricots and salt in a bowl and add the mixture of almond butter and honey; stir well to combine.
  3. Grease a 7- or 8-inch square baking dish with a little oil and line it with plastic wrap. Spread the granola mixture evenly into the dish, pressing down gently, and cover with more plastic wrap.
  4. Refrigerate until set, at least one hour. Once set, remove by lifting the edges of the plastic wrap out of the dish; peel off the plastic and cut the bars to any size you like.

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