This recipe is actually based off a recipe called Chewy, Nutty, Healthy Granola Bars that I modified. I made for my 4-H club and they loved it so much I made it a couple more times. The raisins are just a filler because I felt the granola bars were lacking without it. The granola bars still taste good without it. Dried fruit or nuts can be substituted.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8x11-inch baking dish.

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  • Stir raisins, 3/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons applesauce, chocolate-hazelnut spread, brown sugar, honey, corn syrup, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, and salt together in a bowl.

  • Combine oats and flour together in a resealable plastic bag, shake until mixed. Stir oat mixture into chocolate-hazelnut mixture; spread granola into prepared baking dish.

  • Bake in preheated oven until lightly brown, about 15 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack before cutting into bars, about 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

149.7 calories; 2.5 g protein; 29.8 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 107.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/25/2015
Followed the recipe to the letter with the exception of using Craisins instead of raisins. I liked the tartness the dried cranberries added to this sweet granola bar. I hate dry granola bars that crunch and crumble when you bite into them. I loved the moistness of these bars but they were a little bit on the soft side difficult to hold without falling apart. Have to wonder if a little more flour would take care of that?? But they have great flavor we enjoyed them and I'd make again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/28/2018
delicious, but "healthy?" how do you figure?? Read More
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8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
07/25/2015
Followed the recipe to the letter with the exception of using Craisins instead of raisins. I liked the tartness the dried cranberries added to this sweet granola bar. I hate dry granola bars that crunch and crumble when you bite into them. I loved the moistness of these bars but they were a little bit on the soft side difficult to hold without falling apart. Have to wonder if a little more flour would take care of that?? But they have great flavor we enjoyed them and I'd make again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/25/2015
Followed the recipe to the letter with the exception of using Craisins instead of raisins. I liked the tartness the dried cranberries added to this sweet granola bar. I hate dry granola bars that crunch and crumble when you bite into them. I loved the moistness of these bars but they were a little bit on the soft side difficult to hold without falling apart. Have to wonder if a little more flour would take care of that?? But they have great flavor we enjoyed them and I'd make again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2016
Very good. I added about 1/3 cups of flax seeds. Also after I took it out of the oven I put it in the fridge for 1 hour to cool and sort of harden so that kept them together pretty well. Overall very yummy and nutritious! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/28/2018
delicious, but "healthy?" how do you figure?? Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/01/2017
Wonderful recipe thank you! I made minor modifications based on preference and other reviewers. Omitted corn syrup. Used only 2 tbsp of cane sugar instead of the brown sugar as written. Omitted corn syrup. Added craisins and shredded coconut. Baked for 25 mins at 350F. Cooled for 20 mins cut into bars and put them on a rack to continue cooling overnight. The bar held together well and the texture was similar to the oat bar at Starbucks (very chewy!) I like how there was no oil in this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/10/2017
Even though I cut out half the brown sugar and omitted the corn syrup I thought these came out too sweet. Also based on other reviewers I increased the baking time hoping to get more firm bars. Even with baking 20 minutes they came out a little gooey. I don't think I will make them again. I suggest Granola Bars III from this site instead. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/24/2017
I really liked these bars! They kind of taste like a nutritious cookie. I read the reviews about them being too soft so I baked them for 25 minutes instead of 15 and they were perfect! I made them with pecans instead of raisins but followed the recipe exactly besides that. Best of all my daughter loves them! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/29/2017
Used trail mix instead of raisins. Will use this recipe again. Very tasty Read More
Rating: 3 stars
06/30/2016
The taste was good. I used dried strawberries blueberries and cherries but wow were they soft. Just a big gooey mess. Read More