I'm always on the lookout for a healthy snack that tastes REALLY good. I found one in this recipe. I love flavors, textures, and scents, this recipes hits all those markers, it's healthy, and you don't feel as if you're simply making due, they really are satisfying.
1 (11.5- oz.) box Natures Path Organic Pumpkin Flax Plus Granola
1 cup dried cranberries or blueberries (I like both)
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 cup nuts (cashew, walnuts, almonds, pistachios, add your favorite)
1 cup Brown Rice Syrup
1/2 cup Cashew or Almond Butter
Spray an 11 X 7-inch baking dish lightly with nonstick cooking spray. Stir together granola, cranberries and spice in a medium bowl; set aside. Bring brown rice syrup to a boil over medium-high heat in a small saucepan. When bubbles start moving from the outside of the pan to the center, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and quickly stir in nut butter. Immediately pour over granola mixture and stir well. Press into prepared pan and let cool completely before cutting into 3/4-inch squares. Store in an airtight container.