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White Chocolate Cranberry Granola Bars Recipe

White Chocolate Cranberry Granola Bars Recipe

I created these chewy granola bars while searching for a healthy snack for my family. Now, wherever we go, folks request these bars--and the recipe. -Janis Loomis of Madison, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling YIELD:24 servings


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat peanut butter
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon fat-free evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1-1/2 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 1/3 cup white baking chips
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and allspice; stir into sugar mixture. Stir in the oats, cereal, chips, cranberries and walnuts.
  • 2. Press into a 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 109 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 57mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

Reviews for White Chocolate Cranberry Granola Bars

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antonich129 User ID: 3720876 91609
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2014

"I make these as double batches and freeze them. I have a son who is severely allergic to peanuts-and granola bars are VERY difficult to find peanut free! I substitute almond, soy or sun butters for the peanut butter and use whole eggs instead of whites. They turn out great, and freeze wonderfully. I almost feel like I under-bake them, but they harden up as they cool. if you over bake them, they will be crumbly."

homemadewithlove User ID: 4311884 57792
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2013

"Everyone likes these for a quick breakfast on the go. I used a brown rice flour instead of wheat and pecans instead of walnuts due to allergies. I think next time I make them I will use some applesauce as well for moistness, but overall they have a wonderful flavor."

danielleylee User ID: 4484886 138730
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2011

"These turned out really good. I changed a few things (as usual my husband would say). I used whole wheat pastry flour, brown puffed rice, cinnamon chips instead of white chocolate,and substituted the cranberries for dried cherries. I also didn't want to open an entire can of evaporated milk so I used fat free half and half instead. I also added a 1/2 cup of unsweetened applesauce to the recipe since so many reviewers stated it was too dry. Will make again!"

sugarapple2 User ID: 2581176 91607
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2009

"I have made this recipe twice and everybody loved it. The granola bars disappeared very quickly. The second time I added some regular chocolate chips and it was just as good."

Poots User ID: 1413102 67813
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2009

"These bars are great tasting, will make them again. Batter a little dry for mixing so I added a little milk, turned out great and very moist."

Mlf23 User ID: 3173231 56846
Reviewed May. 29, 2009

"Once all the ingredients were assembled, this was an easy recipe. I was so glad that it is very healthy and all age groups would enjoy it. I would definitely make it again."

belsner User ID: 117121 132452
Reviewed May. 28, 2009

"Bars were rather dry. I'd also add more dried cranberries."

Newfiecook User ID: 1564499 145664
Reviewed May. 24, 2009

"There is a gluten free flour that you can buy to use instead of wheat flour. It works just as good."

CarmelN User ID: 1395071 53628
Reviewed May. 23, 2009

"My daughter is gluten intolerent. What type of flour can be used instead of the wheat flour and the oats? Is it possible to use the rice flour or some other type of gluten free flour"

Jaala User ID: 4104492 205916
Reviewed May. 21, 2009

"There is a brand of "nut" butter made from chickpeas, it is for people with nut allergies. Check out"

JoanWilh User ID: 121866 138729
Reviewed May. 21, 2009

"Sunflower butter would be a good substitute although it is not reduced fat. it is made with sunflower seeds instead of peanuts. there is also something like nuttella, which is made from hazelnuts or almond butter made from almonds. However if he is allergic to nuts those would not be any better. The peanut butter could probably be omitted too. "

mwaxham User ID: 520647 52248
Reviewed May. 21, 2009

"I would try substituting butter."

fiffin User ID: 2354623 91606
Reviewed May. 21, 2009

"These sound yummy, and I know my family would like them, but my son is allergic to peanut butter. Can you suggest an alternative that wouldn't change the taste too much, or can it be omitted?"

Theresa Ferry User ID: 4159258 132446
Reviewed May. 21, 2009

"So-oo good!! Everyone here takes one with them every morning on the way to work or school."

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