Crunchy Granola Bars

Crunchy Granola Bars

A crunchy, sweet granola bar made from oats, puffed rice, chocolate chips, and dried cranberries. These bars have protein powder mixed in as well to increase the protein load.
PREP TIME
10 Minutes
COOK TIME
30 Minutes

Per Serving – Makes 24

180 Calories

25.7g C | 4.2g P | 6.7g F

How to Make Crunchy Granola Bars

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Crunchy Granola Bars

5 from 5 votes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: free, gluten free, under 10 ingredients, under 500 calories
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 24 bars
Calories: 180kcal
A crunchy, sweet granola bar made from oats, puffed rice, chocolate chips, and dried cranberries. These bars have protein powder mixed in as well to increase the protein load.
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Ingredients

  • 5 cups (400 g) oats
  • 3 cups (51 g) puffed rice cereal
  • ½ cup (112 g) melted coconut oil
  • 2 scoops (64 g) vanilla whey protein powder
  • 1 cup (240 ml) maple syrup
  • 3 tsp (12 ml) vanilla
  • 1 tsp (3 g) salt
  • ½ cup (60 g) dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup (56 g) mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • In a large bowl mix the salt, oats, and oil. Pour onto a baking sheet and bake until toasted, about 15 minutes stirring every couple of minutes.
  • While the oats are baking, stir together the syrup, whey, and vanilla until the whey is dissolved.
  • Mix the oats, puffed rice, cranberries, and syrup mixture together.
  • Line a sheet pan with foil and spray with oil. Pour the mixture into the pan and press firmly. Add a layer of wax paper over the top before you press to keep your hands clean. The sheet pan should be a standard size ideally with a lip. If you have a smaller sheet pan you’ll probably end up with chewy bars.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes and remove from oven. Cut into 24 bars while still warm.

Nutrition

Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 25.7g | Protein: 4.2g | Fat: 6.7g

NUTRITIONAL INFO FOR THE Crunchy Granola Bars

The information in this table represents the estimate for the total nutrition of the recipe as it is written. If you wanted to split the recipe into more or less servings than what is originally listed you can use this table to determine the nutritional estimates.  If you update the number of servings in the “Servings” field of the recipe above, the information in these tables are no longer accurate as you have updated the ingredients.

Servings
Carbs
616.5g
Protein
101g
Fat
160g
Calories
4310 cals

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This Post Has 7 Comments

  1. Amanda Sues

    5 stars
    Easy to make and delicious. I substituted peanut butter chips for chocolate chips as I can’t eat chocolate and they are still very good. Definitely recommend.

  2. Jesse Klein

    I’m a little confused is it 180 calories per bar or for 24 bars…

  3. Hunter Blackwood

    Hey,

    would love to see your take on a high protein, protein bar. Can’t find any recipes online that I like.

    Keep Up the great work!

  4. Nick C

    5 stars
    They taste great, just one quick question on the sheet. Do you use half sheet size (18×13) size?
    I had used that and couldn’t quite make it reach the edge of the pan when i went to flatten it.

  5. Johnny

    Am I missing something or do the instructions never say what to do with the chocolate chips?

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