Granola Bars

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 1 h 16
Granola Bars
Health Highlights


6 cup Rolled oats, dry
4 tbsp Butter, unsalted (melted )
1/4 cup Vegetable oil
1 tsp Salt
1 cup packed Brown sugar
1/2 cup Honey
1/4 cup Apple juice
1/4 cup Molasses
3 tsp Vanilla extract, pure
1 cup Cereal, Rice Krispies, Kellogg's
1 cup Wheat germ, crude
1/2 cup Nuts, pecans, dry roasted (finely chopped )
1/4 cup whole Almonds, raw (chopped )
227 gm Chocolate chips, milk chocolate (melted, optional )


Preheat the oven to 350°F.

In a bowl, toss the oats with the canola oil, melted butter and salt. Spread the mixture out on 2 baking sheets and toast in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes, shaking the pan twice and making sure they don't burn. Remove from the oven and set aside. 

Reduce the heat to 325°F.

In a medium saucepan, combine the brown sugar, honey, apple juice and molasses. Heat the mixture slowly, stirring until all combined. Stir in the vanilla.

Toss together the toasted oats, rice cereal, wheat germ, pecans and almonds. Pour in the sugar mixture, stirring as you pour. Toss to combine; it will be sticky!

Press into 1 baking sheet (thoroughly greased with butter, or line pan with foil and grease foil) and bake until golden, about 20-25 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool. Cut pieces with a sharp knife and remove from the pan. 

OPTIONAL: Dip the cooled granola bars straight into the melted chocolate so that the top is plain and the bottom is chocolate-covered. Set on parchment until set, sticking in the fridge to hasten this along if necessary.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 420
Calories from fat 144
Calories from saturated fat 43
Total Fat 16.0 g
Saturated Fat 4.8 g
Trans Fat 0.2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4.2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 5.8 g
Cholesterol 10.5 mg
Sodium 187 mg
Potassium 246 mg
Total Carbohydrate 64 g
Dietary Fiber 5.7 g
Sugars 35 g
Protein 7.1 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 1.2
Meat Alternative 0.2

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