The Sweet, Chewy Snack that Keeps You Full All Afternoon Long

By Jane Helm

Move over, protein bars. These English Chewy Oat Bars are packed with fruit, nuts and seeds, so you stay satisfied long after enjoying them. And the filling snacks cost only 32 cents a serving. Photo by Jonny Valiant

Yields: 24 bars

Total Time: 45 min

Prep Time: 15 min

Nutritional Information
(per serving)

Calories 239
Total Fat 13g
Saturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 20mg
Sodium 7mg
Total Carbohydrate 30g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars --
Protein 4g
Calcium --

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  • 1 cup(s) (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup(s) honey
  • 1/2 cup(s) granulated sugar
  • 5 cup(s) quick-cooking oats
  • 1/3 cup(s) sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup(s) unsalted roasted almonds, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup(s) cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon(s) all-purpose flour
  • 1 pinch(s) kosher salt

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  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a 9- by 13-inch baking pan with parchment, leaving a 2-inch overhang on the two long sides.
  2. Place the butter, honey, and sugar in a large pot and cook over medium-low heat until melted, about 3 minutes; remove from heat.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the oats, sunflower seeds, almonds, cranberries, flour, and salt. Add the oat mixture to the butter mixture and fold until just combined. Gently press the mixture into the prepared pan and bake until light golden brown, 30 to 35 minutes.
  4. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely. Using the overhangs, transfer the bar to a cutting board and cut into 24 pieces.

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