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Breakfast Bars

"I like to stash these satisfying squares in the freezer," writes Candace Jenks. "When I need a quick breakfast or anytime snack, I simply microwave the not-too-sweet bars until they're thawed," says the Minot, North Dakota cook.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    about 2 dozen


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  • In a bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar. Combine oats, flours and wheat germ; gradually add to creamed mixture. Press into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. In a small bowl, beat eggs until foamy. Stir in pecans, coconut and chocolate chips. Spread evenly over crust.
  • Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Store in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 292 calories, 20g fat (8g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 103mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein.

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