On-The-Go Granola Bars

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling


16 bars

Updated: Feb. 08, 2022
These are a favorite. They’re terrific to take to school functions because they’re so good. —Suzanne McKinley, Lyons, Georgia
On-The-Go Granola Bars Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 7 tablespoons butter, softened, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup apricot or peach preserves
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 cups reduced-fat granola with raisins
  • 1-1/3 cups diced dried mixed fruit


  1. Line an 8-in. square pan with waxed paper. Grease the paper with 1 tablespoon butter; set aside. In a large heavy saucepan, combine the marshmallows, preserves, brown sugar and remaining butter; cook and stir over medium heat until blended. Remove from the heat.
  2. Stir in granola and mixed fruit; toss to coat. Press firmly into prepared pan. Cover and refrigerate for 1-1/2 hours or until firm. Invert and remove waxed paper. Cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 208 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 105mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.