Are you looking for a healthy snack alternative to make for your child’s school holiday party? So often, class parties offer too many sweets that are low in nutrition and high in fat and calories. Kids need a good balance of flavor, and just enough fuel to provide energy for healthy growing and play. Try these delicious holiday bars at your child’s next holiday event.
Delicious Holiday Granola Bars
Preheat oven to 350˚
- 1 cup quick-cooking or old fashioned oats
- 1 cup spoon-size shredded wheat cereal
- 1 cup walnuts
- ½ cup green cherries
- ½ cup dried cranberries
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs
- ¼ cup honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
Lightly coat an 8×8” baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Place the oats, shredded wheat, walnuts, cherries, dried fruit, cinnamon and salt in a food processor and pulse until the mixture is only finely chopped. Whisk together the eggs, honey, and vanilla in a large bowl until well blended. Stir in the oat mixture and chocolate chips to combine.
Spread the mixture evenly on the prepared pan and gently flatten with the back of a spoon or rubber spatula. Bake approximately 18 minutes, or until the edges turn golden brown. Let cool completely in the pan before slicing into (12) 2×2” bars.