Sunflower-Cherry Granola Bars Recipe
Sunflower-Cherry Granola Bars Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Sunflower-Cherry Granola Bars Recipe

Publisher Photo
Try these terrific granola bars from Laura McDowell, Lake Villa, Illinois. The chewy bars have plenty of oats and nuts, and the dried cherries add just the right amount of tang. —Laura McDowell, Lake Villa, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 30 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup sunflower kernels

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 208 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 76 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Directions

  1. Spread oats into an ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 400° for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Meanwhile, spread almonds and coconut into another ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until lightly toasted.
  2. In a Dutch oven over medium heat, bring sugar and corn syrup to a boil. Cook and stir for 2-3 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat; stir in peanut butter until combined. Add the raisins, cherries, sunflower kernels, and toasted oats, almonds and coconut.
  3. Using a metal spatula, press mixture into an ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Cool to room temperature. Cut into bars. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Sunflower-Cherry Granola Bars in Taste of Home June/July 2007, p47

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 208 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 76 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Reviews for Sunflower-Cherry Granola Bars

AVERAGE RATING
   (10)
RATING DISTRIBUTION
5 Star
 (8)
4 Star
 (2)
3 Star
 (0)
2 Star
 (0)
1 Star
 (0)
MY REVIEW
Please Log In or Join to add a rating and review.
Click stars to rate
""
Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
Loading Image
Sort By :
MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2014

I used honey instead of corn syrup and I used salted sunflower seeds, gave it a nice sweet and salty flavour. I cut mine into 60 servings to make nice size 100 calorie bars.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2012

These are really tasty, but I guess I overcooked the syrup(I exchanged honey for the corn syrup) and they were almost impossible to cut. Had the practically chisel them out and then the cutting was hard as heck--but they are very tasty and will make them again and be more careful of the heat.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2012

Was wondering if you could use raw vs. salted sunflower kernels? How about pepitas (the inside "seed" of the pumpkin seed) or other small nut in place of the sunflower seeds? I like the idea of all honey instead of the corn syrup, since it contains high fructose corn syrup...makes the bars healthier!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2011

These were so addictive! I used honey roasted peanut butter and substituted some of the corn syrup with honey and it came out great!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2010

EXCELLENT!! I'm always on the hunt for homemade versions of store-bought granola bars and these are definitely a keeper! Substituted dried cranberries for the cherries since they were so much cheaper.

Loading Image
Advertise with us
ADVERTISEMENT
 

Contests & Promotions

Contests & Promotions

Follow Us

Advertise with us ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise with us ADVERTISEMENT