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On-The-Go Granola Bars Recipe
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On-The-Go Granola Bars Recipe

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“These are a favorite. They’re terrific to take to school functions because they’re so good.” The perfect snack when you just can’t stop! Suzanne McKinley - Lyons, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 7 tablespoons butter, softened, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup apricot or peach preserves
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 cups reduced-fat granola with raisins
  • 1-1/3 cups diced dried mixed fruit

Nutritional Facts

1 bar equals 208 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 105 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. Line an 8-in. square pan with waxed paper. Grease the paper with 1 tablespoon butter; set aside. In a large heavy saucepan, combine the marshmallows, preserves, brown sugar and remaining butter; cook and stir over medium heat until blended. Remove from the heat.
  2. Stir in granola and mixed fruit; toss to coat. Press firmly into prepared pan. Cover and refrigerate for 1-1/2 hours or until firm. Invert and remove waxed paper. Cut into bars. Yield: 16 bars.
Originally published as On-The-Go Granola Bars in Simple & Delicious March/April 2010, p45

Nutritional Facts

1 bar equals 208 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 105 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein.

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Reviewed Feb. 5, 2011

I used Kashi Go Lean Berry cereal - YUM!! They were a HUGE hit at the office, and I'm going to make some this weekend for the niece and nephew to send in a care package for starving college students! Follow the recipe exactly. It's perfect as-is!

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