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Peach Walnut Granola Bars

Prep Time 15 mins
Servings 1 8x8 pan

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 cup oil I used Canola; Bittman recommends grapeseed or corn
  • 2 and 1/4 cups granola whatever looks good to you, I used the plainest I could find
  • 3/4 cup walnuts chopped (granola and nuts combined should total 3 cups; adjust amounts to taste)
  • 1 and 1/2 cups dried peaches or other dried fruit

Instructions
 

  • Using a food processor, combine the peaches and oil until smooth.  Add water as necessary to achieve this.  I felt like I needed to add a lot of water to get my peaches to form something close to smooth.  I'll spare you the photo, because it doesn't look appetizing.
  • Warm the peach mixture in a small saucepan on the stove so that it becomes even softer.
  • Mix the granola and walnuts in a large bowl.  Add the peach mixture a bit at a time and coat all the granola.
  • Press into an 8 or 9-inch square pan with your fingers. Trust me, I tried pressing them with the spatula and they did not stick together.
  • Cool in the refrigerator.  Cut into squares and enjoy.

Notes

Adapted from Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything Vegetarian