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Cardamom Granola Bars

"Cardamom and honey give these bars an exotic flavor. Pecans can easily be substituted for the walnuts if you prefer."
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servings 128 cals
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Original recipe yields 18 servings (18 bars)


  • Calories:
  • 128 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 6.6 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 16.7g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 1.9 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 30 mg
  • 1%

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 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a 9-inch square pan with foil, extending the foil over the sides.
  3. Grease the foil with shortening or butter.
  4. Mix the first 4 ingredients in a bowl.
  5. Heat the butter, brown sugar and honey in a saucepan until the butter melts and begins to boil.
  6. Pour this mixture over the dry ingredients and mix until well coated. Transfer to the prepared pan and press evenly with a spatula.
  7. Bake about 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
  8. Cool on rack. Using the foil, lift out of the pan and place on cutting board. Cut into 18 bars.


  • 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. 41 Ratings

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I really liked these. I did cut back on the butter by one tablespoon because I wanted them to be a little lower in fat. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is because they were a little too ...

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Reduced sugar to 1/4 cup, used only 2 tbsp butter and added 4 tbsp applesauce. The flavour was very good but despite pressing it as flat as I could into the pan it was still fairly crumbly and ...

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I really liked these. I did cut back on the butter by one tablespoon because I wanted them to be a little lower in fat. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is because they were a little too ...

Fragrant, delicious, easy. Just the right amount of cardamom for me. I've tried variations with great success -- dried mangoes and coconut and banana chips; dried cherries and walnuts, whateve...

Tasty, Good flavor, but mine always come out very hard and crunchy and cannot get out of pan without cracking. :-{

This is so good! I made some changes: I used about 1/4 cup brown sugar, 4 tablespoons honey, 4 tablespoons (slightly salted) butter, 1/2 cup of cranberries instead of raisins (goes very well wit...

Loved these! I used whole cardamom and ground (with a mortar and pestle)the seeds, that's always a stronger flavor so I reduced the cardamom to 1 teas. Other than that made as recipe directed.

OMGoodness! are these goooood. I just tried one as soon as they were ready and am dying to have another. I'll have to be strong.....Followed the recipe except for reducing the butter to 4 tbsp w...

I only made half a recipe in a loaf pan to see if I liked the flavor combination... they haven't cooled completely yet so haven't tasted any but the combination of brown sugar/butter/honey/card...

Good flavor. Substituted pecans for the walnuts. The bars didn't hold together so I'd probably cook it a little longer next time.

Smells and tasts great! Need to pack it really good. I think this would be a great snack for in the car or at a party. SOO good.