Granola Bars

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Terri Newell

This recipe is from hillbilly housewife. My kids say it's better than the granola bars I buy.

Top Review by Shwltr78

These weren't exactly what I was looking for. I used rice crispies and thought they would be at least a little crunchy, but they were really chewey and didn't stay together very well. I did double the amount a raisins because my boys really like them. I think that may be why they crumbled - the raisins didn't cut nicely. They were also a tad bit bland. The applesause I used did not have any added sugar, so that may have altered the taste. My youngest son did like them alot though and couldn't get enough. But, I think I'll keep looking for something the whole family likes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350.
  2. Melt margarine.
  3. Add honey, applesauce, brown sugar and egg.
  4. Add flour, cinnamon, soda, salt and oatmeal. Dough will be sticky and stiff.
  5. Add dry cereal. I used a bran flake type that had added dried strawberries and strawberry yogurt chips.
  6. Add raisins or chocolate chips if desired.
  7. Press into 9x13 pan. This is easier if you use your fingertips -- wet them slightly first.
  8. Bake 20 minutes.
  9. Cut into bars.
  10. Note -- I left out the optional raisins, but sprinkled one cup of peanut butter chips over top after baking, then spread them over the surface after they melted slightly.
  11. Store individually wrapped in waxed paper for easy snacking.

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