Granola Fruit Bars

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Need a break from store-bought granola bars? Making your own is easier than you might think. Give these delicious, healthy, easy-to-make granola fruit bars a try. They’re sure to become a favorite go-to snack for the whole family, adults and children alike!

On a specialized diet? This recipe works well for folks following a plant-based (vegetarian), vegan or dairy-free diet — and, of course, omnivores!


  • 2 cups quick-cooking oatmeal
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • ¾ cup flaked coconut
  • ¾ cup wheat germ
  • ⅔ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup honey
  • ¼ cup soynut butter
  • ¼ cup margarine
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup dried cherries
  • ½ cup roasted, salted soynuts


  1. On a baking sheet, combine oatmeal, almonds, coconut and wheat germ.
  2. Bake at 400 F for 5 minutes and stir; bake an additional 5–7 minutes until lightly browned.
  3. Place the mixture in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Add dried cherries and soy nuts to the oatmeal mixture.
  5. In a saucepan, combine the brown sugar, honey, soynut butter, margarine, vanilla, cinnamon and salt.
  6. Bring the mixture to a boil then simmer for 1 minute. Pour over oatmeal mixture, and stir to combine well.
  7. Place the mixture into a greased 11-by-8-inch baking dish lined with parchment paper; top with another parchment paper; and press down to compact evenly.
  8. Cool in refrigerator or let set for several hours; cut into 1-by-4-inch bars.

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