The perfect afternoon snack bars

Put down the classic granola bar and try these delightful snacks filled with protein and fibre. You will enjoy the cinnamon, chocolate chips and cranberries packed into a delicious snack bar.




  1. Make sure the rack is in the middle of the oven. Preheat to 375°F/190°C. Line a 9×13-inch pan with wet parchment paper, wring it out well, and shake off excess water.
  2.  In a large bowl mix, together the dry ingredients: oat flakes, oat bran, barley flour, flax seed, wheat germ, cocoa powder and cinnamon using a wooden spoon.
  3. Add chocolate chips and cranberries and stir in well.
  4. In a medium bowl whisk, together the wet ingredients: eggs, baby food prunes, oil, brown sugar and pure vanilla extract until well blended.
  5. Add this to the dry ingredients and stir until it’s well combined.
  6. The batter is sticky so just plop it down into the prepared pan, spread it out and then either lightly press down with the back of the spoon or dampen hands and then lightly press down.
  7. Bake for 18-20 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool in the pan for 5 minutes to set.
  8. Gently remove by holding onto the parchment paper and lifting it out of the pan. Place onto a cooling rack. Let cool completely and then cut into 24 bars, store in an airtight container for up to 1 week, or freeze individually for up to 3 months.


Calories 246
Protein 5.8 g
Carbohydrates 36.7 g
Fat 10.7 g
Fibre 6 g
Sodium 12 mg

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Hi. I would really like to try these but the sugar content seems very high. As a breast cancer survivor, I am cutting sugar out of my diet as much as possible. Is there any other sweetener you could suggest? If I halved the amount of sugar, would it ruin the taste? In the nutrition profile, the amount of sugar/bar is not listed. What is the grams of sugar/bar? Thank you.

November 02, 2016 at 1:36 pm

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