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Original Recipe for Healthy, Homemade Granola Bars

Updated on August 4, 2012

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5 stars from 1 rating of Fun, Nutritious Granola Bars

Hello everyone!

This is my girlfriend and I's recipe for making our slightly famous (at least in our small circle of family and friends) fun, healthy, nutritious granola bars. Making these bars is a very short process, not at all stressful. In fact, you and your cooking partner may even get closer during the process!

These granola bars are nutritious and filling, but light enough to snack on anytime of the day.

Make them for your next family gathering, informal cocktail party with your friends, or for your child's next big party. They will be hit.

Let me know what you think!

It may not look the best (I'll blame the camera), but it is delicious!
It may not look the best (I'll blame the camera), but it is delicious! | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 5 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: Serves about 20 people a 2x3in bar


  • 5 cups Oatmeal, Quick Cooking
  • .5 cup Wheat Germ
  • 1 cup Walnuts
  • .5 cup Sesame Seeds
  • .5 cup M&M's
  • .5 cup Craisins
  • 1 cup Marshmallows
  • 1 cup Coconut
  • 2 cups Honey
  • 2 ounces Chocolate Chips, Sweetened or Non Sweetened
  • 3 tablespoons Apple Sauce
  • 3 tablespoons Sweetened Condensed Milk, Nonfat
  • .5 cup Peanut Butter, Low fat
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla


  1. *Mix all those dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Dry Ingredients: coconut, marshmallows, craisins, M&M’s, sesame seeds, walnuts, wheat germ, dry quick cooking oatmeal
  2. *Combine the honey, chocolate, apple sauce and nonfat sweetened condensed milk in a bowl and microwave for 3 minutes.
  3. *Stir then add the low fat peanut butter and vanilla and microwave for an additional 2 minutes.
  4. *Pour over the dry ingredients and stir until well coated.
  5. *Press the mixture into a large, greased 9 x 13 pan.
  6. *Sprinkle the coconut (or any other fun, healthy ingredients) over top.
  7. *Enjoy at your next party or gathering!

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 2x3in Bar
Calories 230
Calories from Fat81
% Daily Value *
Fat 9 g14%
Saturated fat 2 g10%
Unsaturated fat 3 g
Carbohydrates 38 g13%
Fiber 3 g12%
Protein 4 g8%
Cholesterol 0 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.


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    • TheFuturist profile image

      TheFuturist 5 years ago from United States

      Mar8 - Thanks. And yes I did figure them out myself. I majored in Nutrition Dietetics in college! The facts are a bit rough but since I'm not submitting them to the US government, I though it would be okay just for general understanding.

    • Marc8 profile image

      Marc8 5 years ago from Arizona

      These look great - I'll have to try it out. Just curious, where did you get the nutrition facts? If you tell me you figured them yourself, I'll be even more impressed!