I first sampled these bars when a student's mother brought them in for a party at the school where I taught. I enjoyed them so much I had to get the recipe.

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prep:
15 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
60
Yield:
60 servings
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Ingredients

60
Original recipe yields 60 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in milk and vanilla. Combine oats, flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, mace, nutmeg and cloves; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Spread into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 375 degrees F for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars.

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Nutrition Facts

138 calories; protein 1.7g; carbohydrates 18.8g; fat 6.9g; cholesterol 14.4mg; sodium 92.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (14)

Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2008
These bars are easy to make and so good!!!! My kids said they were better than store bought granola bars. We didn't add the nuts or coconut. We also baked it in a large 11x15 pan. The thickness of the bars were perfect. I plan to make these again and again. They are perfect to put in school lunches. Tiffany Musselman Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2011
Chewy Spice Bars Haiku: "Versatile purpose. Go granola or dessert. Evolve the fixin's!" I loved that this recipe took the last remnants of bags of ingredients that I already had on hand so that I could finish them off, and the only change that I had to make was using the last of a box of Raisin Bran cereal instead of Corn Flakes. It was super fast to put together and smelled wonderful; I only wish that I'd waited for them to cool completely b4 cutting them into bars, b/c they crumbled a bit on me, but c'mon, I just couldn't wait to try one! As written, I don't think they'd replace a granola bar for breakfast as they're much more like a cookie, but I think w/ some healthy adjustments (raisins for chocolate comes to mind, or less sugar, add wheat germ) these would make for a delightful breakfast or snack on the go. Oh yes, and I scaled it down to 20 servings and baked in 8X8 for 30 min. exactly. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2011
I don't usually write reviews because people have generally covered anything I would have to say. However, in this case I want to share my adventure and as a testament to the versatility of this recipe. I should preface this with that I was trying to use up ingredients in our house before we left the country for the summer. Because of that, I made a lot of substitutions... Used 1/2 cup butter and almost 1/2 cup vegetable oil, made my own brown sugar with white sugar and maple syrup (added 4 tablespoons to 1 cup white sugar), used rolled oats instead of quick, increased cinnamon to 1 tsp. because I didn't have mace or nutmeg, used rice krispies, and finally added the walnuts to the top half-way through cooking because I had forgot them. All of this monkeying around and they still turned out great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2011
Enjoyed these a lot. Baked them for a friend, who took them to work. His co-workers went nuts over these bars. Did not change a thing with this recipe. Definitely will be making these again and again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2011
These are fantastic. Such a nice mix of flavours. So far I've tried corn flakes and bran flakes for the cereal, both work great. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2011
We loved these! We are not fans of coconut so I took some honey glazed almonds and smashed them up and added those. I will make again and I am going to try adding some peanut butter or neautella Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2011
I changed the recipe up a bit. I doubled the spices and used a little less sugar. They taste delicious and have a good texture but not the texture I was expecting. It's like a mixture between cake, granola bars, and energy bars. Really tasty and unique! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2011
This recipe was easy and very yummy! It is a great base recipe that could be altered for any number of ingredients (different fruit, nuts, etc). I cut the recipe down to 25 servings and put out the coconut and walnuts (didn't have any), put it in a 9x9 pan and baked for 25 minutes (probably could have gone a little less time). It's a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/21/2011
These bars turned out pretty yummy. I was worried when I was mixing all of the last 4 ingredients because my dough became so thick and stiff that my Kitchenaid stand mixer (the mighty one) stopped turning/mixing!!! I proceeded to mix them a little more by hand to make sure they were all mixed in well and baked them in my 1/4 sheet pan. It came out golden and beautiful. I think next time, I will use dark chocolate chips and reduce the amount of sugar because it was just a little too sweet for what we like. Read More
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