(c) A Marcy Goldman, BetterBaking.Com Original Recipe
Cherry Cranberry Granola Bars
Not your average granola bar. These are packed with just the things we love best and brightened up with scarlet sour dried cherries and cranberries and other good things.
1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled (or melted coconut oil)
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon pure vanilla
1 egg, optional
2 cups granola
1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
3/4 cup chopped dates
1/3 cup dried sour cherries
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup raisins
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons all purpose flour
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
2/3 cup whole pecans or walnuts/almonds
1/3 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a 7 by 11 inch brownie pan with parchment paper. You may also use a 9 by 9 inch pan for thinner bars.
In a large bowl, stir together the butter, honey, maple syrup, brown sugar, vanilla extracts and egg. Blend in granola, coconut, dates, raisins, cranberries, cherries, chocolate chips cinnamon, salt, flour, sesame seeds and pecans. Spoon, or using wet hands, pat into prepared pan. Place pan on a baking sheet.
Bake on lower rack of oven for 20-24 minutes, until top seems set.
Cool well - then freeze or refrigerate for at least one hour before cutting into squares.
Makes 12 squares
Best stored individually wrapped in waxed paper and frozen.
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