The Chew: Trail Mix Cookie Bars Recipe

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The Chew: Trail Mix Cookie Bars

There was no denying just how excited the hosts of The Chew were to be back in Orlando, Florida for the International Food and Wine Festival. For Daphne Oz, the trip was particularly special, because she missed last year’s event while caring for her newborn son. She was overjoyed to be in the humid state with her pal Carla Hall, and couldn’t wait to step into their temporary kitchen to share their first recipe of the trip! Especially while having fun on vacation, it’s important to remember to take the time to refuel with a healthy snack. Daphne and Carla’s recipe is perfect for just that! Their Trail Mix Cookie Bars taste like dessert but are healthy enough to enjoy as an on-the-go snack!

To get the tasty recipe, click next page.

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The Chew: Trail Mix Cookie Bars Recipe Ingredients

The Chew: Trail Mix Cookie Bars Recipe

Daphne Oz and Carla Hall put together tasty and healthy Trail Mix Cookie Bars that taste like dessert but are perfect for a snack! (jbrons / Flickr)

  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 sticks butter – softened
  • 1/3 C sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 C mini chocolate chips
  • 1 C mini pretzel twists – roughly chopped
  • 2 C all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 C light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 1/4 C old-fashioned oats
  • 1 C sweetened coconut
  • 3/4 C golden raisins

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The Chew: Trail Mix Cookie Bars Recipe Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. Line a 9×13-inch baking dish with parchment paper, letting 2 inches hang over the edge
  3. In a large bowl, add the baking soda, flour, and salt, then whisk until combined
  4. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, add the brown sugar, butter, and sugar, then beat for about four minutes, until light and fluffy
  5. Add the vanilla extract and egg, then mix again just until incorporated
  6. Slowly, a little at a tie, add the flour and mix until just combined
  7. Remove from the stand mixer, then add in the coconut, oats, mini chocolate chips, pretzel twists, and golden raisins and fold until incorporated
  8. Spread into an even layer in the baking dish and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown
  9. Remove from the oven and let cool
  10. Slice into bars once cooled, then serve

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