Avoid the sugar rush this Halloween with this healthy treat recipe.
Inspired by the classic fall candy but without all the sugar, these festive granola bars are a nutritious and adorable alternative.
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup sunflower seeds
- ⅓ cup honey
- Pinch of salt
- ¼ cup chopped unsweetened dried pineapple
- ¼ cup chopped dried apricots
- ½ cup whole-milk plain yogurt
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Spread oats and sunflower seeds on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake until fragrant, 5 to 8 minutes.
- Coat a 9-inch pie pan with cooking spray. Cook honey in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, without stirring, until large foamy bubbles form, 2 to 4 minutes. (The bubbles will start out small and increase to about ¾ inch or larger when the honey is done.)
- Immediately pour the toasted oat mixture and salt into the honey; stir until completely coated. Quickly press the granola into the prepared pan using a heat-resistant spatula coated with cooking spray. Top the granola with a circle of pineapple pieces in the center of the pan and then create a ring of apricot pieces around it, stopping about 2 inches from the edge. Gently press the dried fruit into the granola. Let cool for 30 minutes. Cut into 8 wedges and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the wedges on the pan and spoon 1 tablespoon yogurt onto the bottom third of each wedge. Place in the freezer until the yogurt hardens, about 15 minutes. Serve immediately.
To make ahead: Individually wrap in plastic and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 1 month.
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