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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 16
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 197.4
  • Total Fat: 5.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 3.2 mg
  • Sodium: 0.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 30.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.2 g
  • Protein: 4.7 g

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Granola Bars

Submitted by: ORANGECOWCAT

Introduction

I have made this recipe with a couple variations. For the chocolate chips, I have also used mini cherry-flavored chips and they were equally as delicious. For the dried cranberries, you can substitute raisins.

If you use full fat condensed milk, fat content will be 6.8 grams per bar; fat free condensed milk is 4.9 grams per bar. I recommend using the LOW fat version, as I used in this recipe, because they hold together a little better. I have made it with fat free as well and they were great but a little more apt to fall apart.
I have made this recipe with a couple variations. For the chocolate chips, I have also used mini cherry-flavored chips and they were equally as delicious. For the dried cranberries, you can substitute raisins.

If you use full fat condensed milk, fat content will be 6.8 grams per bar; fat free condensed milk is 4.9 grams per bar. I recommend using the LOW fat version, as I used in this recipe, because they hold together a little better. I have made it with fat free as well and they were great but a little more apt to fall apart.

Number of Servings: 16

Ingredients

    2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
    1/2 cup wheat germ
    1 14oz can low fat, sweetened condensed milk
    1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
    1/2 cup sliced almonds
    1/3 cup chopped dried cranberries or cherries

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Directions

Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and preheat oven to 325. Spray a 9 inch, square baking pan with cooking spray. To make the bars easy to remove, line the pan with heavy duty foil that extends over at least two sides of the pan by a couple inches...spray the foil with cooking spray as well
(If you use regular foil, I would fold it four times over into actual strips so it doesn't break when you lift the bars out).

Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Turn into prepared pan and press down until firmly packed. Bake until slightly browned, roughly 30-35 minutes. Cool to room temperature and THEN PUT PAN INTO THE FREEZER (this step is super important for making your bars stay together!).

When the pan contents are firm, use the foil handles to remove from the pan. Discard foil and use a long, sharp knife to cut into 16, 1in by 4in bars. Can be stored in an air-tight container for one week or frozen.

Yield: makes 16 bars

Number of Servings: 16

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ORANGECOWCAT.





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