Fruity Granola Bars

Power packed, fruity and nutty. Better than store-bought granola bars. Use any kind of dried fruit e.g. – chopped dates, chopped apricots, chopped prunes, etc.

Original recipe makes 2 dozen


3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
3 cups rolled oats
1 cup toasted and sliced almonds
1 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1/2 cup dried cherries
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped pitted dates


  1. In a large saucepan or electric frying pan, combine sugar, butter, honey, water, and salt. Bring to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes. Stir in oats, almonds, wheat germ, and sesame seeds. Cook, stirring frequently, for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and add fruits.
  2. Pour into a jelly roll pan lined with wax paper or parchment. Score deeply into bars of desired size. Allow to cool for 30 minutes. Break along score lines. Store in an airtight container.


Calories: 411 kcal
Carbohydrates: 59.1 g
Cholesterol: 20 mg
Fat: 17.5 g
Fiber: 6.2 g
Protein: 8.7 g
Sodium: 257 mg