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Cinnamon-Cranberry Oat Bars Recipe

Cinnamon-Cranberry Oat Bars Recipe

I'm a swim coach for kids, and I started making these bars for them as a snack. I wanted something that was easy to eat but would also give them energy. The kids loved them from the very first time I brought them. Now I bring them to every team event. —Sarah Riviere, Prescott, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5 min. + cooling YIELD:16 servings


  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1-1/2 cups Rice Krispies
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the oats, Rice Krispies, cranberries, flax, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • 2. In a large saucepan, combine the brown sugar, corn syrup, oil and honey; cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla and salt.
  • 3. Stir in oat mixture; toss to coat. Press firmly into a 9-in. square pan coated with cooking spray. Combine sugar and remaining cinnamon; sprinkle over bars. Cool completely. Cut into bars. Yield: 16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 bar: 211 calories, 6g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 72mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.

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Reviewed Nov. 4, 2013

"Was too thick. Fell apart tasted good.Will try them again."

Reviewed Oct. 10, 2013

"I couldn't get them to set up, so I spread them in a 9x13 pan and baked for about 20 minutes at 350. They set up, became crunchy, and were delicious. I will make again. The whole family loved them."

Lorna Winoske
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2013

"I liked the flavor, but next time will reduce the amount of canola oil."

Reviewed Oct. 4, 2013

"Wonderful flavor! Sweet autumn! Next time I would put them in a slightly larger pan so as to make them less thick."

Reviewed Mar. 10, 2013

"This is delicious! Tastes like apple crisp topping. I subbed a couple ingredients that I didn't have in the cabinet so my batch didn't set up. But it still tastes amazing as an ice cream/yogurt topping!"

Reviewed Feb. 5, 2013

"These bars were very easy to make and are kind of addicting. Didn't have any trouble getting them to set up. I boiled my sugar mixture for a little bit and set the bars in the fridge to set. All four of my kids liked them and I liked the healthier ingredients. I will make these again at some point."

Reviewed Oct. 19, 2012

"Next time I'll omit the nutmeg. These stuck together only when they were refrigerated."

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