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Granola Bars

This healthy recipe comes from NDSU Extension Service.


  • 4 c. uncooked oats (not instant)
  • 1 c. packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ½ c. raisins or dried cranberries
  • ½ c. shredded coconut
  • 1 c. chopped nuts (cashews, peanuts or walnuts)
  • ¾ c. melted butter
  • ½ c. honey


Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Mix well with greased hands and press into a well-greased 15.5-inch by 10.5-inch jelly roll pan. Bake at 450 degrees for eight to 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool thoroughly and cut into bars. Store in an airtight container to keep them chewy.

Makes 32 servings.

Per serving: 160 calories, 8 grams (g) fat, 21 g carbohydrate.
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