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White Chocolate Cranberry Granola Bars

 White Chocolate Cranberry Granola Bars
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
24 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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

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White Chocolate Cranberry Granola Bars (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • wire rack. Cut into bars. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 2
  • dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 bar equals 109 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 57 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.