Pistachio-Apple Bars with Chia Seeds (Servings 14)

Ingredients:
⦁ 1/3 cup cashew butter 
⦁ 1/3 cup honey 
⦁ 1 tablespoon olive oil 
⦁ 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
⦁ 1/2 teaspoon salt 
⦁ 1 1/4 cups puffed barley cereal 
⦁ 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats 
⦁ 1/4 cup finely chopped dried apple 
⦁ 1/4 cup chopped sweetened dried cranberries 
⦁ 1/3 cup chopped dry-roasted pistachios 
⦁ Cooking spray 
⦁ 1 teaspoon black chia seeds

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350°
2. In a microwave safe bowl, mix cashew butter, honey, olive oil, vanilla, and salt. 
3. Microwave on HIGH 1 minute. 
4. In a separate bowl, combine cereal, oats, apple, cranberries, and pistachios. 
5. Pour cashew mixture over barley mixture, and toss gently to combine. 
6. Press into an 11 x 7-inch glass baking dish coated with cooking spray. 
7. Sprinkle the top with chia seeds, pressing down lightly to stick them to the mixture.
8. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes. Cool, slice, and enjoy!

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