Rating: 4.5 stars
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  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 6
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Healthy homemade granola bars. This recipe is easily customizable. You can substitute the dried fruit, pecans, and chocolate morsels out for what you like.

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Recipe Summary

cook:
31 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
46 mins
prep:
10 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 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). Line an 8-inch square baking dish with parchment paper or waxed paper.

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  • Mix oats, cranberries, pecans, ground flax seed, chocolate chips, and wheat germ together in a bowl.

  • Stir brown sugar, honey, vegetable oil, and salt together in a large microwave-safe bowl; heat in microwave for 30 seconds. Stir mixture and heat in microwave again until smooth, about 30 seconds more. Stir vanilla extract and cinnamon into brown sugar mixture.

  • Stir brown sugar mixture into oats mixture until evenly mixed and chocolate is melted; pour into the prepared baking dish.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until edges are golden brown, about 30 minutes. Lift bars out of pan by pulling by the parchment paper; cool for 5 minutes before cutting into bars.

Cook's Notes:

If the bars are too crumbly even though you mixed the dry and liquid ingredients well, add a little more honey to your liquid mixture.

If the bars turn out to be too hard, reduce the baking time.

Nutrition Facts

283 calories; protein 3.8g; carbohydrates 43.4g; fat 11.8g; cholesterol 2.7mg; sodium 84.6mg. Full Nutrition
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