In a Dutch oven combine dried apples, honey, raisins, and brown sugar. Heat and stir until mixture boils; reduce heat slightly. Cook, uncovered, for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter until melted. Stir in apple butter and cinnamon. Stir in rolled oats, walnuts or pecans, wheat germ, and sunflower seeds until well combined. Add cereal, stirring to coat.
Press mixture very firmly (or bars will crumble) and evenly into an ungreased 8x8x2-inch pan. Chill to set. Cut into 8 bars. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 2 days. Makes 8 bars.