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Granola Recipe Bars Recipe

Granola Recipe Bars

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"This recipe has won one blue ribbon and one red ribbon. They're chewy and have a wonderful flavor."

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Original recipe makes 1 -9 inch square pan Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 9x9 inch square pan.
  2. In a mixer bowl combine the flour, 1/2 cup shortening and the sugar. Beat at low speed until crumbly. Press mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Combine preserves , raisins and chocolate pieces, stirring until blended. Set aside.
  5. In a saucepan combine the honey and the butter or margarine. Cook and stir until melted. Stir in the oats, coconuts, almonds and sesame seeds until blended.
  6. Spread the raspberry preserve mixture over the hot crust, spoon oat mixture on top, spreading evenly to edges of pan. Bake for an additional 15 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Cut into bars to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 18, 2009

Very tasty and not too sweet. A cross between a granola bar and a conventional square. It does crumble a bit, so be sure to have a plate or napkin on hand!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 24, 2003

I bought several of the ingredients in this recipe just to make it because it sounded so good but after I made it I was surprised that this recipe won any awards. The crust of this bar is very bland and the toppings just don't work together. I would not make this again.


7 Ratings

Jan 17, 2004

The flavors of this dish are amazing but the bars don't hold well together. I'm planning on using it as a topping for ice cream!

Mar 29, 2010

This was the first time I tried a recipe without reading the reviews first - what a mistake. This recipe didn't work at all. I followed all the directions precisely and when I took it out of the oven for the second time it was just a mess. Nothing held together at all. I just mixed it all up and put it back in the oven to crisp it up a bit.

Jan 01, 2012

Took out the brown sugar, added apple sauce, diced apricots, coconut, half the butter, and cocoa. My guests consumed the whole batch in one sitting, taking 2 and even 3 Only cooked them for 10 mins so they wouldnt dry out....and pack them down at the start, midway and after we took them out. Not too sweet, but perfect with apricots.

May 23, 2011

Made 21/05/2011 for an early morning mtn bike ride. I subbed my home-made muesli for the oats/nuts/raisins. They are actually quite delicious- maybe too much sugar for the pre-ride? They reminded me of the Nutri-grain bars I used to take skiing in college. Yummy!

Feb 26, 2013

Made this for the kids to snack on :D Smells GREAT! ?


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  • Calories
  • 346 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 49.7 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 7 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 16 g
  • 25%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 3.6 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 21 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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