Chewy Granola Bars Recipe

Chewy Granola Bars

It's finally camping season in Ontario. I love camping and when my youngest son was three years old we bought our first tent. It was fun, for a while, but over the years we gradually upgraded to an RV.  For me, camping is all about being outdoors and taking the time to unwind. One year, after we sold our home in April in British Columbia, we decided to go on a camping trip for a couple of months across America. Along the way, we stopped at different campgrounds and my favorite ones are always National Parks, they are spectacular. Being in the woods is so therapeutic.

Food is a big part of the whole camping experience. I like to keep things simple for lunch, we usually have hummus or lentil soup. At night we like tacos, pasta, or chicken dishes. With a little planning these meals are all quick to prepare. On the Kraft What's Cooking website, you can find great recipes in the Camping and RV Food Ideas Collection.

When we go for a long hike or bike ride, we like to bring snacks with us. I like to bag nuts, dried fruits and bring granola bars. Homemade ones are much better, in my opinion, than any packaged bars you will find at the store. Those at the store are quick and convenient but I like to know what ingredients I'm eating. These Chewy Granola Bars are really nice to bring for any outdoor activity, but also for work, school and trips.

These bars use Corn Flakes but my box was empty, so I replaced them with Shreddies, Rice Krispies and oats. I like the fact that you can make it your own. Since we only had dried cranberries in the house, I omitted the dried apricots and raisins. This is a no bake recipe, it's done in no time. I keep them in a hermetic container and they stay fresh for days. You don't want to skip the extra step of toasting your nuts, it maximizes the crunchiness of these bars.


CHEWY GRANOLA BARS

Ingredients:
7 cups corn flakes
1/2 cup each chopped dried apricots, dried cranberries and raisins
1/2 cup each sliced almonds and chopped pecans, toasted
1/2 cup each sunflower seeds and sweetened flaked coconut
1/3 cup non-hydrogenated margarine
1 pkg. (400 g) Jet-Puffed Marshmallows
4 oz. (1/2 of 225-g pkg.) Baker's Semi-Sweet Chocolate, chopped
3 oz. (1/2 of 180-g pkg.) Baker's White Chocolate, chopped

Directions:
Here's the link to the recipe.

Bon Appétit!







Disclosure: As a Kraft Canada #WhatsCooking contributor, I receive compensation however all opinions are my own. 



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21 comments

  1. Je suis bien tentée par cette belle recette de barres!

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  2. This recipe sounds delicious. Love that I can switch out a gluten free cereal for the corn flakes to make it gluten free!

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    1. Yes you could do that Rossana and that would be as delicious.

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  3. That looks delicious!

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  4. I really like the versatility of this recipe - lots of ways to really change it up! Thanks for the idea

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  5. These bars looks absolutely delicious! Packed with fruit and nut goodness!

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  6. Your granola bars look amazing! I find most commercial bars too sweet, but yours look like they would be more flavourful than sweet :)

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    1. They are that's why I prefer to make my own bars.

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  7. These look great - homemade ones are far less sweet than commercial ones, as well as cheaper and customizable.

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    1. Yes you can use anything you want when you make them.

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  8. Sounds like a yummy treat! Is it very sweet? I see marshmellows in the recipe.

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  9. My teen daughter would go crazy over these, I'd have to add fruit & chocolate heavily..especially the chocolate lol

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  10. I like that homemade granola bars can be made with whatever I have in the house. Right now I have some dried currants that would be good in granola bars.

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  11. those look better than store bought!

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  12. I love making my own snacks. These look really good!

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