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

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 McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar

Nutritional Facts

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

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.
Originally published as Cinnamon-Cranberry Oat Bars in Healthy Cooking October/November 2012, p10

Nutritional Facts

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

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Reviewed Nov. 4, 2013

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

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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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Reviewed Oct. 10, 2013

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

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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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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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