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... snacks on the trail -

... snacks on the trail -
Sometimes having everything neatly wrapped up all in one place can be a great thing... especially when you have a 50lb bag on your back or just a couple of unhappy campers... ... that's why we can't live without these... ... wonderful chewy energy packed homemade cherry-coconut-almond (with a hint of lime) trail mix bars. ... simple and fun to bake (especially with kids!)... ... they'll make sure you and your band of merry explorers will never have to turn back early. Chewy Cherry-Coconut-Almond Trail Mix Bars: 2 Cups Rolled Oats 1/2 Cup Flour 1 Tsp. 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar 1/3 Cup Melted Butter 1/4 Cup Maple Syrup 1 Cup Sliced Almonds 1 Cup Dried Cherries 1/2 Cup Coconut Flakes plus some for topping (Sweetened or Non-Sweetened) A Dash of Lime Zest. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Drizzle the butter/syrup mixture over the dry ingredients and toss with a fork until well incorporated. Bake at 325 for 10 to 15min or until golden brown. Let cool completely and cut into rectangles. Happy Trekking!

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