Toast first three ingredients in 350° preheated over for about ten minutes. Then place these ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
Add the next five ingredients, separating dried fruit ingredients/pieces so that they are not stuck in clumps. Mix completely.
In saucepan over medium heat, melt butter or heat oil Add rice syrup (or agave or honey), stirring until bubbly.
Mix in peanut butter and cinnamon.
Pour into dry ingredients. Quickly mix together and transfer into 9x13 pan.
Press mixture into the pan and refrigerate for at least four hours.
Cut into twelve bars, wrap separately in wax paper, refrigerate.
Recipe make twelve bars. Per Serving: 283 calories; 10 g. Fat (30.9 percent calories from fat); 7 g Protein; 46 g Carbohydrate; 4 g Dietary Fiber; 3 mg Cholesterol; 56 mg Sodium.
*Adding protein powder will change protein content of bars