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Chewy Granola Bars

 Chewy Granola Bars
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
24 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 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 crisp rice cereal
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 cup raisins or semisweet chocolate chips, optional

Directions

  • 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 and raisins or chocolate chips if desired.
  • 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.

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Chewy Granola Bars (continued)

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