64 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 30
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 3

These granola bars pack well for mid-day snacks or hiking trips. Vary the ingredients for variety or to make them more wholesome. I make two versions--this one if for my sweet-tooth husband--the other for myself, contains 1 c. dried fruit and nuts instead of chocolate chips and marshmallows. Be creative!

MESILLA
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.

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  • In a large bowl, stir together the brown sugar, peanut butter, corn syrup, applesauce, and vanilla. In a separate bowl, stir together the oats, chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, cereal rings and wheat germ. Stir the dry ingredients into the peanut butter mixture until evenly coated. Press lightly into the prepared pan.

  • Bake or 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until slightly golden. Cool in the pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts

211 calories; 9 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 58 mg sodium. 30 g carbohydrates; 5.7 g protein; Full Nutrition


Reviews (57)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2008
I had to change my previous review because now I love these! I use 5 TBSP honey instead of corn syrup and I also add a few TBSP of ground Flaxseed. If you make these and they come out too crumbly try adding more peanut butter. I don't use marshmallows but add 1/2 cup toasted chopped almonds and 1 cup choc. chips. I make these so much that I had to start buying the ingredients in bulk at costco! I have a 14 lb bag of chocolate chips in my cupboard!
(116)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/07/2004
I FOUND THESE BARS TO BE MUCH TOO SUGARY AND STICKY. MY FAMILY DID NOT CARE FOR THEM.
(6)
64 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 30
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2008
I had to change my previous review because now I love these! I use 5 TBSP honey instead of corn syrup and I also add a few TBSP of ground Flaxseed. If you make these and they come out too crumbly try adding more peanut butter. I don't use marshmallows but add 1/2 cup toasted chopped almonds and 1 cup choc. chips. I make these so much that I had to start buying the ingredients in bulk at costco! I have a 14 lb bag of chocolate chips in my cupboard!
(116)
Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2005
I have tried every granola bar recipe on Allrecipes.com searching for a flexible adaptable snack bar that is enough like store-bought that my kids will eat them but which is still better for them (sugar/bad fat-wise). THESE ARE A SUCCESS! I used mini-chocolate chips and chopped nuts in 1/2 the batch and white chocolate chips almonds and dried cranberries in the other 1/2. I baked each seperately in a 11x7 pan and they turned out great--not too dry chewy and held together well.
(104)
Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2006
I would like to thank you for this recipe. I have made many different versions of it... I have about 20 flavors so far and have tried several I make a new one each week. I vary the ingredients considerably but your recipe was the inspiration. I like the high protein in this bar. It sticks with you.
(44)
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Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2005
This recipe is AWESOME! I've made it several times. Once my mother-in-law tasted them at my house now she asks me to bring these chewy granola to all of our family gatherings! She raves about them to everyone she knows who enjoys healthy foods. The rest of my family loves them too especially my 3 young boys (age 9 6 and 3). THANK YOU for your creativity!
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2009
These were so easy to make. The kids absolutely love them and they are way cheaper (and better for them) than the store-bought variety. With todays' economy I need to save wherever I can. We try different add-ins fruits nuts flavors. It's all good.
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
04/30/2009
Addicting! I did not have quite enough peanut butter so I topped off the measuring cup with (about a tablespoon) honey. The only other sub I made was to do walnuts instead of marshmallows. They are a little crumbly so next time I will try pushing them into the pan a little harder to make them more compact and something you can eat on the go. I did cut the recipe in half and cooked in my 8x8 pan for exactly 25 minutes. Thanks for the recipe!
(14)
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Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2008
We have updated this recipe to list the brown sugar in Step 2. We hope this helps! We apologize for the ommission. - The Staff
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2006
My husband and I loved this recipe! Mine did not stay packed together like I had hoped and I even added some honey trying to get them to stick. My 5 and 2 year olds were not crazy about it at all though. I didn't have any chocolate chips so that was omitted. Great recipe that I will make again! Thanks!
(7)
Rating: 3 stars
12/28/2010
maybe I did something wrong cuz mine were super crumbly. delicious but crumbly.
(7)