Chewy Granola Bars Recipe
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Chewy Granola Bars Recipe

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For a satisfying snack that's both soft and crispy, try this recipe. These bars are a tempting, nutritious treat.—Virgina M Krites, Cridersville, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1-1/4 cups Rice Krispies
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 cup raisins or semisweet chocolate chips, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 bar: 160 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 91mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1-1/2 starch, 1-1/2 fat


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the honey, vanilla and egg; mix well. Combine the flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in oats, cereal and nuts. Add raisins or chocolate chips if desired.
  2. Press into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until the top is lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Chewy Granola Bars in Taste of Home June/July 1995, p54

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Reviewed Feb. 10, 2016

"instead of 1cup nuts, I used 1/2 c. dried cranberries, and 1/2 cup coconut flakes. Delicious!

It comes in at 4 points for all of you weight watchers friends. : )"

Reviewed Jan. 13, 2016

"I made these today and the only thing I changed was I used half a cup of Old Fashion Oatmeal and 1 Cup of Quick Oats instead of all Quick Oats. Very Good! I will make them again. These were done baking at 25 minutes, don't over bake them. Some of my edges were a little too browned for my liking. My husband came home and ate 4 bars in a row. He loved them too. I used chopped pecans with Golden Raisins. Next time I will try Chocolate Chips. So Yummy!"

Reviewed Nov. 22, 2014

"Just made these, and they are super yummy. Made as written with these changes: Used old fashioned oats, added 1/4 cup peanut butter, cut down cinnamon to 1/2 ts, and used 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips, 1/4 cup Craisins, and 3/4 cup chopped walnuts. Didn't have rice cereal so used Honey Bunches of Oats instead. Cooked for 25 minutes but I think next time I'll cook for about 20 minutes instead. Very flexible recipe. p.s. I used a spatula to smoosh these down about halfway through cooking time. When cool, they cut very cleanly - very little crumbling."

Reviewed Nov. 8, 2014

"very yummy! I want to tweek the recipe a little to make mine more granola-y and a little less like a cookie, but it is delicious!"

Reviewed Sep. 1, 2014

"These are a HIT each time I make them. I make them wheat free by substituting spelt flour. I also sub out 1/2 the total sugar (brown and white) with coconut sugar to make them more low-glycemic while preserving the depth from the brown sugar. I've tried to use 100% coconut sugar and they come out hard. The brown sugar and honey ensure the end product is chewy. I process walnuts to a fine meal so as to hide them from my picky eater. :)"

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