My son makes these bars for camping trips and soccer tournaments.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9 inch square pan.

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  • In a large mixing bowl, cream the shortening, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract. Beat well after the addition of each ingredient.

  • In small saucepan, cover the cranberries in water and boil for 10 minutes. Drain and chop into small pieces. Add to egg mixture.

  • Slowly add in white and wheat flours, walnuts, salt and baking powder. Mix until well blended. Fold in granola and mix well.

  • Spread dough into baking pan and bake 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool before cutting into bars. Store in airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

367.7 calories; 5.4 g protein; 55 g carbohydrates; 31 mg cholesterol; 251.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2006
This recipe was delicious though I changed it to be a bit healthier. I made all of the flour whole wheat changed the shortening to margerine and the dried cranberries to almonds. Plus I added 1/2 cup of chocolate chips too! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/11/2007
Not really what I was going for but they tasted pretty good. VERY sweet. It was more like granola cake than granola bars. I certainly don't like boiling the cranberries. sure it softens them up but I think they lose a lot of flavor. Read More
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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2006
This recipe was delicious though I changed it to be a bit healthier. I made all of the flour whole wheat changed the shortening to margerine and the dried cranberries to almonds. Plus I added 1/2 cup of chocolate chips too! Read More
(45)
Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2006
This recipe was delicious though I changed it to be a bit healthier. I made all of the flour whole wheat changed the shortening to margerine and the dried cranberries to almonds. Plus I added 1/2 cup of chocolate chips too! Read More
(45)
Rating: 3 stars
08/10/2007
Not really what I was going for but they tasted pretty good. VERY sweet. It was more like granola cake than granola bars. I certainly don't like boiling the cranberries. sure it softens them up but I think they lose a lot of flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2003
My 13 year old daughter made this. A little bit crumbly but very good. Will make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2007
These were gone within a day of me making them. I also made some for friends at camp and they were gone as soon as they got them! Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
01/29/2010
Didn't add cranberrries or walnuts but did add chocolate chips and flaxseed. Yummy! Read More
(4)
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Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2010
Spectacular my whole family loved them...even my picky 8 yr old...i subbed butterscotch chips for nuts ( school rules ) but everything else the same...just wonderful thank you. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2011
I love love love this recipe. I was looking for a good sub. for Dutch Bros bars and found it. I added golden raisins sunflower seeds and white chocolate. I left out the regualr raisins and walnuts. It only cost me approx. 10 for 3 batches. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2010
These are very good. Not exactly what you think of when thinking of a granola bar but terrific! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2019
Delicious!! Agree with others more like a granola cake but still really great flavor. I think next time I might try a larger pan it took a long time for this recipe to cook. I think in a 9x13 it with cook through better and maybe get a bit more crunchy. Easy to make and satisfies the sweet tooth. Read More