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Honey-Oat Granola Bars Recipe

Honey-Oat Granola Bars Recipe

I found this recipe on one of our monthly Brown County REA newsletters. My husband and I eat a few of these bars each day. It’s a basic recipe to which you can add any of your favorite flavors…coconut, chocolate or different flavored chips, nuts or dried fruits.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling YIELD:36 servings


  • 4 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup chopped salted peanuts
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup sunflower kernels
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, peanuts, chocolate chips and sunflower kernels. Stir in butter, honey and vanilla until combined (mixture will be crumbly). Press into a greased parchment paper-lined 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan.
  • 2. Bake 15-20 minutes or until browned and bubbly. Cool 15 minutes on a wire rack; cut into squares. Cool completely before removing from pan.
    Freeze option: Wrap each cooled bar in plastic; freeze until firm. To use, thaw bar at room temperature or, if desired, unwrap and place on a microwave-safe plate and microwave on high for 15-20 seconds or until heated through. Yield: 3 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 167 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 54mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1-1/2 fat.

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sambadojazz User ID: 8280280 222071
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2015

"Anything with oats and honey in the recipe gets my attention, so I had to try these. Good job. Please fix the recipe, though. These two sentences don't make sense together: "Cool 15 minutes on a wire rack; cut into squares. Cool completely before removing from pan.""

Joline86 User ID: 6637676 108191
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2012

"I made this with my daughter and am very happy with the finished product. She enjoyed helping me in the kitchen. I omitted the nuts and the sunflower kernels because I didn't have any on hand. It is a bit sweet for my taste, but my kids approve. I baked for 20 minutes and cooled in the freezer. I think next time I will experiment with less brown sugar and other ingredients, such as dried fruit. Overall, great recipe and I will be making it again."

bethdet User ID: 5928175 169361
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2011

"Absolutely delicious. They came out perfectly!"

jhennek User ID: 4357429 98083
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2009

"When I tried these, they did not hold together. Maybe they did not cook long enough? It tasted good and made a good ice cream topping but I won't try them again."

tommypoo User ID: 1263135 153776
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2009

"I tried this, and thought it needed more cooking time, but I was wrong. Mine were dry and had nothing to do with the recipe. I will try it again and this time follow the directions to a tee."

bigmo9193 User ID: 1280561 108190
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2009

"These are another winner for my family - we love these granola bars!"

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