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Saturday, October 23, 2010

White Chocolate Cranberry Granola Bars


These quick and yummy granola bars are from the Taste of Home: Cookies cookbook. They are great for snack, and pair nicely a warm beverage. (Hot Chocolate, Lattes . . . take your pick!) Plus, it's a nice change to make your own granola bars instead of buying them. Include the kids, and you'll have a fun fall weekend activity!

White Chocolate Cranberry Granola Bars

Ingredients:
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons reduced-fat peanut butter (I used regular peanut butter)
1 egg white
1 tablespoon fat-free evaporated milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teasp
oon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
2 cups old-fashioned oats
1-1/2 cups crisp rice cereal
1/3 cup vanilla or white chips
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Directions:
In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and allspice; stir into sugar mixture. Stir in oats, cereal, chips, cranberries and walnuts.

Press into a 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° F for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in a pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Store in the refrigerator.

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9 comments:

Beth F said...

Wow that's easy -- and one could change the fruit and chocolate as desired for other flavors. I love making my own rather than buying -- I'm going to have to try this.

Peaceful Reader said...

We love granola bars at our house. They do make the perfect snack. I will have to give them a try.

Trish said...

Even though the list of ingredients is longer than I usually go for these look absolutely delicious! Are they chewy when done or do they get crisp?

Margot said...

These bars look yummy. I especially like that the amount of granulated sugar is so small. Nice combination of ingredients. I'm going to copy and give these a try.

Rikki said...

They look yummy. I like that the recipe uses so much honey and syrup instead of sugar.

bermudaonion said...

Those looks delicious!! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

Heather said...

These sound really good with a whole bunch of my fav flavours.

and yes, lots of work cooking for a huge group, but very satisfying when you can pull it off.

Margaret said...

Trish -- These granola bars were on the chewier side.

Emily said...

These look absolutely amazing! I am definitely going to make these when I can get some ingredients. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe!

-Emily @ Reading While Female