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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 16
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 157.0
  • Total Fat: 4.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 105.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 26.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.6 g
  • Protein: 3.0 g

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Homemade Chocolate Chip Cranberry Granola Bars

Submitted by: MEVI_MUH

Introduction

Tasty and nutritious granola bars, preservative free and easy to alter to your taste! Tasty and nutritious granola bars, preservative free and easy to alter to your taste!
Number of Servings: 16

Ingredients

    1/4 c molasses
    1/4 c honey
    1/2 c brown sugar
    1/2 c peanut butter
    2 c oats
    1 c cereal
    4 tbsp chocolate chips
    1/2 c cranberries

Directions

Boil molasses, honey, and brown sugar. Then add peanut butter and stir until smooth. Stir in remaining ingredients then spread mixture into a pan and cut into bars. Makes 16 bars.

Number of Servings: 16

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MEVI_MUH.






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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I have made these bars twice now. I use Kashi cereal (puffs last time, crunch this time). I use dried cherries instead of craisens/cranberries. I also found some DARK chocolate chips and use them. I also use a square baking pan. Make sure you grease your baking pan--I use pam and spread it around. - 7/13/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very yummy, but I would give one tip. Use a square baking pan. The recipe doesn't make the pan size clear and I assumed 16 bars would be a rectangular pan and it was too big. - 4/19/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    THESE BARS WERE DEEEEELICIOUS! I followed the recipe exactly except I added a handful of sliver almonds for a little more protein/healthy fats, and for the 1 c. of cereal I used Kashi Original GoLEAN. :) They taste like the fall dessert by Chex, "muddie buddies"! SO GOOD! - 7/27/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    THESE ARE TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!! - 6/25/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Just made these fantastic bars. Have to put away too tempting . Would use less molasses next time. - 10/10/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Even my extra picky boys didn't complain about these! They are great. I used some crushed pretzels because I didn't have any cereal, came out really good! - 8/21/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    These are tasty. I reduced the amount of brown sugar because I didn't want these to be too sweet. I also added crystallized ginger and that adds a nice contrast. - 4/3/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Excellent! The only trouble I had was cutting them into bars- they were really sticky (but tasty!)
    Thanks for sharing:) - 3/16/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I just made these and couldn't resist trying one before it was completely set up. They are SO yummy! Remind me a bit of the chocolate/oatmeal no-bake cookies. I don't think I could make these often as they are so good that they would likely be a "red-light" food for me. Thanks for the recipe. : ) - 1/27/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very moist,tasty bars but 1/2 of mine fell apart. I used pumpkin seeds and chocolate chips will definately try them again. - 10/13/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love these since I am partial to molasses. These are much better than any I purchased. - 10/1/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love these...and 16 makes big bars, so they easily can be halved. I will make these again using less molasses - 8/18/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good and easy to make! I did make changes based on what I had - I used 1 1/2 cups oatmeal and 2 total raisin bran cereal. I also used raisins instead of cranberries. Glad I tried these :D - 7/22/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    These are very easy to make and yummy. I will have to see how filling they are to because they are on the higher calorie side for a snack. I put some in the freezer to see if that works because it makes a lot for one. - 7/5/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Are you using craisins or fresh cranberries in this recipe? Just wondering before I give it a try. - 7/1/09

    Reply from MEVI_MUH (7/1/09)
    I used sweetened dried cranberries, though fresh cranberries might be tasty (especially if you like a less sweet granola bar)


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  • use kashi original go lean cereal and almonds/or walnuts - 1/3/14

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  • Read all the comments and can't wait to try this recipe. I love molasses so I think I will leave the molasses level as is for now. I have Special K cereal on hand so I might try that for the cereal portion of the recipe. Will let you know. - 6/8/13

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  • Excellent and so easy to make. I did use a cooking spray in my pan so they wouldn't stick and agave nectar instead of honey. - 4/3/12

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  • Used honey nut cheerios - very good although the molasses flavor is definitely noticeable and I haven't quite decided if that is good. Will see what the kids say later today when they get to sample. - 2/3/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    What type of oats? - 11/18/11

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  • Very Yummy! I accidently scorched the bottom of the pan I was boiling everything in, so they have a bit of a funky taste. LOL! Next time I won't and I know that they will be fantastic!! :o) - 2/10/11

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I'm a Tupperware consultant and I was researching granola bar recipes because we have a brand new product coming out mid-february. It's a granola bar shaper and granola bar container to take them on the go with you. - 1/28/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    sounds good, will try! - 9/9/10

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