Cinnamon-Cranberry Oat Bars Recipe
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Cinnamon-Cranberry Oat Bars Recipe

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I'm a swim coach for kids and started making these bars for them as a snack. I wanted something that was easy for them to eat but would also give them energy. The kids loved them from the very first time I brought them. Now I bring them to every team event. —Sarah Riviere, Prescott, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1-1/2 cups Rice Krispies
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 bar: 211 calories, 6g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 72mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein .


  1. In a large bowl, combine the oats, Rice Krispies, cranberries, flax, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and nutmeg.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine the brown sugar, corn syrup, oil and honey; cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla and salt.
  3. Stir in oat mixture; toss to coat. Press firmly into a 9-in. square pan coated with cooking spray. Combine sugar and remaining cinnamon; sprinkle over bars. Cool completely. Cut into bars. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Cinnamon-Cranberry Oat Bars in Healthy Cooking October/November 2012, p10

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1942marie 185029
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2013

"Was too thick. Fell apart tasted good.Will try them again."

neomom 126325
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2013

"I couldn't get them to set up, so I spread them in a 9x13 pan and baked for about 20 minutes at 350. They set up, became crunchy, and were delicious. I will make again. The whole family loved them."

Lorna Winoske 126324
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2013

"I liked the flavor, but next time will reduce the amount of canola oil."

paulettemerendino 181622
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2013

"Wonderful flavor! Sweet autumn! Next time I would put them in a slightly larger pan so as to make them less thick."

tiffanymcilvain 198862
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2013

"This is delicious! Tastes like apple crisp topping. I subbed a couple ingredients that I didn't have in the cabinet so my batch didn't set up. But it still tastes amazing as an ice cream/yogurt topping!"

beckihomecki 187946
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2013

"These bars were very easy to make and are kind of addicting. Didn't have any trouble getting them to set up. I boiled my sugar mixture for a little bit and set the bars in the fridge to set. All four of my kids liked them and I liked the healthier ingredients. I will make these again at some point."

ahmom 197237
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2012

"Next time I'll omit the nutmeg. These stuck together only when they were refrigerated."

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