Chewy Granola Snack Bars

 Source: Chewy Granola Snack Bars, Saskflax.com

Source: Chewy Granola Snack Bars, Saskflax.com

Who needs store bought with these easy to make, soft and chewy granola bars that are perfect for breakfast or a quick snack.  

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) butter or margarine
  • 4 cups (1 L) miniature marshmallows
  • 1 cup (250 mL) rolled oats
  • 1 cup (250 mL) crushed graham crackers
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) raisins, chopped*
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) raw sunflower seeds, shelled
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) unsweetened fine coconut

Instructions

  1. In a large saucepan, over low heat, melt butter. Add marshmallows, cook, stirring constantly until marshmallows are melted and mixture is smooth.  Remove from heat.
  2. Stir in oats, graham crumbs, flaxseed, raisins, sunflower seeds and coconut until thoroughly coated.
  3. Press into a greased 8 X 8 inch (20 X 20 cm) pan with greased fingers. Let cool. Cut into 8 rows lengthwise and 2 crosswise.

Cooks Note:

 *Dried fruit such as apricots can be substituted.

 

Nutritional Analysis

 
 

YIELD: 16 bars.

SERVING SIZE: 1 bar. Each serving contains 1/2 Tbsp (7 mL) of flax.

Per Serving
Calories 170
Total Fat 7 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Cholesterol 5 mg
Carbohydrates 25 g
Fiber 2 g
Sugars g
Protein 3 g
Sodium 75 mg
Potassium 98 mg