Chewy Granola Bars

Author: Canadian Living

Store-bought granola bars sound healthy but at times they are no better than a chocolate bar. Why not make your own? They are great to add to your child's lunch or for after school snacks.

  • Portion size 15 servings
  • Credits : Eat Right For Life: Spring 2004

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter melted
  • 1/3 cup corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup liquid honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3/4 cups dried cranberries
  • 3/4 cups dried cherries
  • 3/4 cups chopped dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut (optional)

Method

Line 9-inch (2.5 L) square cake pan with foil, leaving 1-inch (2.5 cm) overhang for handles; grease. Set aside.

In bowl, combine oats, sugar, butter, syrup, honey, vanilla and salt. Stir in cranberries, apricots, and coconut (if using).

Press into prepared pan. Bake in 350ºF (180ºC) oven for 50 to 60 minutes or until golden brown and firm to the touch. Let cool completely in pan on rack. Using foil handles, lift out of pan. Peel off foil. Cut into bars. Makes 15 bars.

Nutritional facts <b>Per bar:</b> about

  • Sodium 50 mg
  • Protein 3 g
  • Calories 204.0
  • Total fat 5 g
  • Cholesterol 11 mg
  • Total carbohydrate 38 g

%RDI

  • Iron 11.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 2.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 2.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 9.0
  • Vitamin C 2.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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