Homemade Granola Nutrition Bars ~ posted by Sarah

Homemade Granola Nutrition Bars
1/4 cup margarine

1/2 cup honey

1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 large egg

1 cup whole wheat flour

1 teaspoon EACH cinnamon & baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 cups dry oatmeal

1 cup Rice Crispies

1 cup Cornflakes

1/2 cup Cherrios

1/2 cup raisins

1/2 cup chocolate chips

First melt the margarine. In a large bowl combine the margarine with the honey, applesauce, sugar, cinnamon and egg. Mix very well. Add the flour, baking soda, salt and oatmeal. The mixture will be very thick but still moist. Now stir in the unsweetened cereal, raisins, and chocolate chips. Stir very well. Press the mixture into a well oiled 9 by 13-inch pan. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes. Cool before cutting into 24 bars.

Nice for breakfast or a snack. Nummy!

Makes 24 bars.

Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 153 Calories; 4g Fat (24.0% calories from fat); 3g Protein; 28g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 9mg Cholesterol; 153mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Fruit; 1 Fat; 1 Other Carbohydrates.

Variations:

White Chocolate & Cranberry Bars: Replace the chocolate chips with white chocolate chips and replace the raisins with dried cranberries (Craisins).

Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 157 Calories; 4g Fat (23.8% calories from fat); 3g Protein; 27g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 9mg Cholesterol; 158mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Fruit; 1 Fat; 1 Other Carbohydrates

Rocky Road Bars: Use the chocolate chips as directed. Omit the Cheerios and raisins. Instead add 1/3-cup chpped pecans or walnuts and 3/4-cup miniature marshmallows.

Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 156 Calories; 5g Fat (29.5% calories from fat); 3g Protein; 26g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 9mg Cholesterol; 147mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Fruit; 1 Fat; 1 Other Carbohydrates.

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