Chewy Oatmeal Snack Bars

Chewy Oatmeal Snack Bars

Wonderful homemade chewy snack bars ready with maple-flavored syrup, peanut butter, quick-cooking oats and dried cranberries – perfect for a dessert.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

2:15

Hrs:Mins

Makes

24

bars

1/2
cup butter or margarine
2/3
cup firmly packed brown sugar
2/3
cup maple-flavored syrup
2/3
cup crunchy peanut butter
1
teaspoon vanilla
3
cups quick-cooking oats
1
cup wheat germ
1
cup graham cracker crumbs
1
cup cherry- or orange-flavored sweetened dried cranberries
  1. Grease bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with shortening. Melt butter in 2-quart saucepan over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar and maple syrup; heat to boiling. Boil 1 minute, stirring frequently; remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter and vanilla until mixture is smooth.
  2. Stir remaining ingredients into peanut butter mixture, mixing well. Press evenly in pan. Cover and refrigerate about 2 hours or until firm. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.
Makes 24 bars
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Tip
Honey can be used instead of the maple syrup, and old-fashioned oats can be used instead of the quick-cooking oats.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Bar)
  • Calories 160
    • (Calories from Fat 80),
  • Total Fat 9g
    • (Saturated Fat 3g,),
  • Cholesterol 10mg;
  • Sodium 90mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 31g
    • (Dietary Fiber 16g,
  • Protein 5g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 1 Fruit;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.