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The Best Fruit-and-Nut Bars You'll Ever Eat (Honest!)
There are many excellent packaged granola bars out there. But homemade ones are cheaper, customizable and tend to be much more satisfying, since it's hard to mindlessly scarf them down on your way to work when you're thinking about how brilliant you were to combine, say, dried cherries and coconut. This recipe is a good one to build on; make it once then try subbing in different nuts (which provide a type of omega-3 fatty acids used for energy) and dried fruit.

Get the recipe: Sesame Fruit-and-Nut Bars