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White Chocolate Cranberry Granola Bars

I created these chewy granola bars while searching for a healthy snack for my family. Now, wherever we go, folks request these bars--and the recipe. -Janis Loomis of Madison, Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat peanut butter
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon fat-free evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1-1/2 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 1/3 cup white baking chips
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and allspice; stir into sugar mixture. Stir in the oats, cereal, chips, cranberries and walnuts.
  • Press into a 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 109 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 57mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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  • antonich129
    Aug 2, 2014

    I make these as double batches and freeze them. I have a son who is severely allergic to peanuts-and granola bars are VERY difficult to find peanut free! I substitute almond, soy or sun butters for the peanut butter and use whole eggs instead of whites. They turn out great, and freeze wonderfully. I almost feel like I under-bake them, but they harden up as they cool. if you over bake them, they will be crumbly.

  • homemadewithlove
    Sep 22, 2013

    Everyone likes these for a quick breakfast on the go. I used a brown rice flour instead of wheat and pecans instead of walnuts due to allergies. I think next time I make them I will use some applesauce as well for moistness, but overall they have a wonderful flavor.

  • danielleylee
    Aug 30, 2011

    These turned out really good. I changed a few things (as usual my husband would say). I used whole wheat pastry flour, brown puffed rice, cinnamon chips instead of white chocolate,and substituted the cranberries for dried cherries. I also didn't want to open an entire can of evaporated milk so I used fat free half and half instead. I also added a 1/2 cup of unsweetened applesauce to the recipe since so many reviewers stated it was too dry. Will make again!

  • sugarapple2
    Jul 3, 2009

    I have made this recipe twice and everybody loved it. The granola bars disappeared very quickly. The second time I added some regular chocolate chips and it was just as good.

  • Poots
    Jun 1, 2009

    These bars are great tasting, will make them again. Batter a little dry for mixing so I added a little milk, turned out great and very moist.

  • Mlf23
    May 29, 2009

    Once all the ingredients were assembled, this was an easy recipe. I was so glad that it is very healthy and all age groups would enjoy it. I would definitely make it again.

  • Suzanne89534
    May 28, 2009

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  • CAE60
    May 28, 2009

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  • belsner
    May 28, 2009

    Bars were rather dry. I'd also add more dried cranberries.

  • pstarkoski
    May 28, 2009

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