Chocolate & Cherry Granola Bars

Prep time: 10min
Total time: 35min
Makes 18 bars
2/3 cup
liquid honey
150 mL
2 tbsp
unsalted butter, melted and cooled
30 mL
2 tbsp
brown sugar
30 mL
2 tsp
Pure Vanilla Extract
10 mL
1 tsp
Ground Cinnamon
5 mL
1/2 tsp
salt
2 mL
1 1/2 cups
Quick Oats
375 mL
1/2 pkg
Pecan Pieces, chopped
100 g
1/2 pkg
Slivered Almonds, chopped
100 g
1/2 cup
Dried and Sweetened Cherries, roughly chopped
125 mL
1/2 cup
dark chocolate chips
125 mL
1 bar
calories
200
fat
9 g
saturated fat
2.5 g
carbs
27 g
protein
3 g
cholestrol
5 mg
fibre
2 g
sodium
25 mg
potassium
5 mg

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C) and line an 8-in. (2 L) square cake pan with two criss-crossing pieces of parchment paper that overhang the pan slightly to create handles; set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk honey, butter, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and salt until smooth. Fold in remaining ingredients, mixing well to coat evenly.

  3. Press mixture firmly into prepared pan and bake on the centre rack for 22 to 25 min., or until golden. Cool before lifting from pan with paper handles. Cut into 18 bars and serve or store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.

Tip

Before pressing your mixture into the pan, dip your hands in cold water.