These chewy granola bars are packed with all sorts of nutrient-dense ingredients like dried cherries, sliced almonds, shredded coconut, and dark chocolate. This bar will fill you up and provide you with a lot of energy for times when you are on the go.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
15
Yield:
1 7x11 1/2-inch pan
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Ingredients

15
Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Lightly grease a 7x11 1/2-inch pan.

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  • Mix oats, chocolate chips, flour, agave nectar, cherries, applesauce, almonds, coconut, sunflower seeds, brown sugar, baking soda, and vanilla extract together in a large mixing bowl. Lightly press mixture into the prepared pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 18 to 20 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before cutting into bars. Let bars cool completely before removing from pan.

Nutrition Facts

198 calories; protein 3.8g 8% DV; carbohydrates 33.6g 11% DV; fat 6.2g 10% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 47.2mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2014
Delicious. Honey was substituted for agave and cranberries for cherries because those were on hand. Thanks Ali Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/21/2016
I used whole wheat flour and honey but otherwise followed the recipe as shown. The only thing I could smell when this came out of the oven was the flour. I was hopeful they would still taste ok but nope dry and muted flavor that tasted of flour. Thankfully my husband works with guys who will pretty much eat anything otherwise these would have gone in the trash. I have been making a lot of different granola bar recipes lately and this goes in the do not make again pile. Read More
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  • 2 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2014
Delicious. Honey was substituted for agave and cranberries for cherries because those were on hand. Thanks Ali Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2013
I inadvertently left out brown sugar and the bars were very good still. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2013
I made these gluten-free with coconut flour instead of all-purpose and messed up the recipe halfway through and they STILL turned out delicious. I substituted dried blueberries for the cherries and left out the shredded coconut since these were for a work function and I know a lot of people don't like the texture. I got a huge number of compliments from a lot of coworkers even ones who AREN'T vegan or gluten-intolerant.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2013
Super easy to make and really delicious! I substituted cranberries for the cherries. Yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2013
These turned out delicious! I also substituted cranberries for the cherries since I bought them in bulk and they were cheaper. I used honey because I want to go vegan but wanted to use up the honey that I had left. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2017
These are delish! I used maple syrup for sweetener and omitted the brown sugar otherwise followed the recipe. Definitely better than store bought bars. Also easy peasy - which is a major selling point of any recipe as far as I am concerned. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2017
I subbed honey for agave and dried figs for cherries. They're so easy to make taste just right for us (because we like low sugar desserts) and are so healthy that you practically feel the halo growing round your head as you eat!! I can't wait to try it out with different nuts/ dry fruit combinations!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2015
I will defiantly be making this again! This is the second time I have made these and they are incredible. HIGHLY suggest. The second time I made them I doubled the recipe and removed the coconut for a better result. ( I just don't like coconut. ) thanks for the recipient! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2018
I followed the instructions (but didn't have a 7 x 12 pan only 9 x 13) delicious. The pan size is important might use my 8 x 8 next time. Very good and quite easy. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
08/21/2016
I used whole wheat flour and honey but otherwise followed the recipe as shown. The only thing I could smell when this came out of the oven was the flour. I was hopeful they would still taste ok but nope dry and muted flavor that tasted of flour. Thankfully my husband works with guys who will pretty much eat anything otherwise these would have gone in the trash. I have been making a lot of different granola bar recipes lately and this goes in the do not make again pile. Read More