Tasty Granola Bars

  • Servings: approximately 12 bars, depending on size of bars
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  • 2 cups puffed-rice cereal (I used Special K)
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup shelled sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup tahini (sesame seed paste)
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


Lightly grease a 9×13-inch baking dish and set aside.  In a large bowl, combine cereal, oats, dried cranberries, chocolate chips, sunflower seeds, and wheat germ.  Set aside.  In a saucepan, combine tahini, brown sugar, and honey.  Cook over medium heat until bubbling, stirring constantly to avoid burning.  Turn off the heat and add the vanilla, and stir until well blended.  Pour the tahini mixture over the dry ingredients, and stir until the dry ingredients are coated with the moist ingredients and everything is combined.  Transfer the mixture to the 9×13-inch baking dish.  Press down firmly so the mixture is flat and evenly distributed in the baking dish.  Let cool for at least one hour.  Cut with a sharp knife into bars.  Enjoy!