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Jo-Ann's Power Bars 26

Jo-Ann's Power Bars


"These power bars are delicious and much more nutritious than most granola bars. They are very filling, too. Instead of using dried mixed fruit, feel free to substitute any of your favorite dried fruits. Same goes for the nuts."
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40 m servings 197 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings (12 bars)


  • Calories:
  • 197 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 6.6 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 33.4g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 4.1 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 40 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Line a 9 inch square baking pan with aluminum foil. Spray the foil with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the oats, flour, cereal, and cinnamon. Add the egg, applesauce, honey, brown sugar, and oil. Mix well. Stir in the sunflower seeds, walnuts, and dried fruit. Spread mixture evenly in the prepared pan.
  3. Bake 30 minutes, or until firm and lightly browned around the edges. Let cool. Use the foil to lift from the pan. Cut into bars or squares, and store in the refrigerator.


  • Partner tip: Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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  1. 404 Ratings

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Wonderful! I made a batch with exactly what you had for my hubby and I made a lower carb version for myself. They both turned out awesome! FYI...lower carb I omited the fruit and flour. I ad...

Most helpful critical review

Fairly decent flavour but certainly not a bar you can eat on the run. Made them twice but will not be doing them again.

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Wonderful! I made a batch with exactly what you had for my hubby and I made a lower carb version for myself. They both turned out awesome! FYI...lower carb I omited the fruit and flour. I ad...

Delicious and filling!!!! I make a few changes like adding chocolate protien powder instead of flour (as suggested by another user)and omitting the brown sugar and oil. if you use protien powder...

I've made these several times over the past two weeks and have really enjoyed being able to swap out the major flavor makers. The first batch was by the recipe using dried cranberries for the fr...

Way good! I doubled the applesauce and bars really had a great texture. Used sesame seeds, almonds, flax seeds, sunflower seeds, raisins. Would be great with any seed/nut/dried fruit combinat...

I love this recipe. My husband is on his way home from work he gets very grouchy because he is hungry. I hated spending the big bucks on a box of air (granola bars) and he was never satisfied wi...

Keeeeeeeeeper!! Love it. Very chewy and not too sweet. I used chopped dates, which were somewhat sweet and dried cranberries. I could taste the cinnamon, very good. I'm actualy about to make the...

I make this recipe at least once a week!Love this recipe. I have 5 kids, so I like to make my own granola bars for cost savings and better nutrition. This is an easily adaptable recipe. I've u...

these were excellent! i omitted the vegetable oil and added maple syrup instead for added flavor.

I love this recipe! I've made this recipe a dozen times, using different dried fruit, omitting the nuts and adding chocolate whey-more protein (I'm a sports-nut). It never fails, never is dry a...