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Cinnamon-Cranberry Oat Bars Recipe

Cinnamon-Cranberry Oat Bars Recipe

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 YIELD:16 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Cinnamon-Cranberry Oat Bars

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1942marie User ID: 6908239 185029
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2013

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

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neomom User ID: 947900 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."

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Lorna Winoske User ID: 1361292 126324
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2013

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

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paulettemerendino User ID: 1790827 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."

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tiffanymcilvain User ID: 7170222 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!"

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beckihomecki User ID: 1537566 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."

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ahmom User ID: 3426126 197237
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2012

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

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