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Granola-To-Go Bars

This grab & go goodie makes a hearty snack for a long day out. Chewy and sweet, these fruity bars that will have you craving more! —Sally Haen, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    3 dozen

Ingredients

  • 3-1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup chopped almonds
  • 1 large egg, room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 2/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sunflower kernels
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried apples
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Combine oats and almonds in a 15x10x1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake 15 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring occasionally.
  • In a large bowl, combine egg, butter, honey and vanilla. Stir in sunflower kernels, coconut, apples, cranberries, brown sugar and cinnamon. Stir in oat mixture.
  • Firmly press into a 15x10x1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake 13-18 minutes or until set and edges are lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Store in an airtight container.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • For an easy and healthy egg substitute, mix 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds with 2-1/2 tablespoons water. Let stand for 5 minutes before adding with butter, honey and vanilla.
  • Any dried fruit or nuts will work in this recipe. Customize to your heart's desire!
  • Want some back-up granola bars at the ready? Next time you're at the store grab a box of bars from one of these top-rated healthy granola bar brands.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 bar: 130 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 40mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.