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Cranberry Pistachio Granola Bars

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Make a batch of these cranberry pistachio granola bars to take as a snack to the beach, pool, or even plane ride for happy campers while traveling!

This past weekend was a doozy. So many plans packed into two days. Weekends really should be Thursday – Sunday!

Oh my gosh, on Saturday night, Jason and I finished season 3 of Game of Thrones and we got to the Red Wedding episode and I’m still completely stunned by it. Like it was completely UNREAL. If you’ve seen it, you’ll know what I’m talking about. I remember when we were still on season 1 and everyone was talking about the Red Wedding. I have been waiting to see this episode for so long and now that I have, I can’t even begin to erase it from my memory. Which lead me to finally go watch the “reactions to the Red Wedding” compilation video on YouTube (spoiler alert: if you haven’t seen it, don’t click that link!). Pretty sure Jason & I reacted the same exact way as everyone in the video. Hands over our mouth, wide-eyed, and saying, “no no nooooo!” Oh man, GoT…one of the best shows out there!! I can’t wait to dive into season 4 and be caught up. Although, do I really want to be caught up? Not sure I can wait that long for season 5 ;)

Make a batch of these cranberry pistachio granola bars to take as a snack to the beach, pool, or even plane ride for happy campers while traveling!

Make a batch of these cranberry pistachio granola bars to take as a snack to the beach, pool, or even plane ride for happy campers while traveling!

I don’t make granola bars nearly enough. They’re so easy and they’re a great snack to have during the day when the craving for something sweet or something not so good for you hits! I love the combination of cranberry and pistachios. I see them often in trail mixes so I figured I’d throw them in this granola bar! I added chia seeds, too, because why not? They’re all the rage right now and they’re good for you; as is everything else in this cranberry pistachio granola bar! Whip up a batch and put them in snack bags to take to the beach, on a plane, or to the pool!

Make a batch of these cranberry pistachio granola bars to take as a snack to the beach, pool, or even plane ride for happy campers while traveling!

Cranberry Pistachio Granola Bars

The perfect snack for putting in a plastic bag for traveling, picnics, or even kids' lunches!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 2 hrs 5 mins
Total Time: 2 hrs 5 mins
Servings: 12 -14
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Ingredients 

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup shelled, unsalted pistachios, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • ¼ cup or 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup honey
  • cup packed dark brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Lightly grease a 13x18-inch jelly roll baking sheet, set aside.
  • In a large bowl, stir together oats, pistachios, cranberries, and chia seeds. Set aside.
  • In a medium pot, melt the butter, honey, and brown sugar together until it comes to a bubble. Reduce the heat then cook for 2 minutes more. Add vanilla to the pot and stir.
  • Pour the mixture over the dry ingredients and mix together until just moistened.
  • Pour onto prepared baking sheet and press out to about 3/4 inch thick - if your sheet is too big, you can press them all to one half of the baking sheet to make them thicker.
  • Let cool in refrigerator for 2 hours then cut them into bars.

Notes

These bars are very soft, unlike regular granola bars. Just keep that in mind that after you take them out of the fridge and cut them, sitting at room temperature, the bars will soften. :)

NUTRITION FACTS

Serving: 1 bar | Calories: 182 kcal | Carbohydrates: 29 g | Protein: 3 g | Fat: 7 g | Fiber: 3 g | Sugar: 18 g

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used in the recipe.

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberry, granola, pistachio

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Recipe Rating




Laney

Tuesday 23rd of February 2021

Is it possible to omit the sugar, reduce the amount, or sub it for something else?

Julie Chiou

Tuesday 23rd of February 2021

you can try to reduce the amount if you want but i can't guarantee it'll work! i haven't tried it that way.

Lita Johnson

Monday 19th of November 2018

A flawlessly perfect recipe!!! Huge hit at our house love it !

Jacklyn

Monday 19th of November 2018

I like the simplicity of this recipe. I added a lot more honey then the recipe calls for, but overall it's fantastic!

Annelie

Sunday 22nd of October 2017

your cranberry pistachio granola bar does not say at what temperature to bake it!

Julie

Sunday 22nd of October 2017

yes, this is because you don't bake them lol

Adriana

Wednesday 8th of March 2017

Can I substitute Coconut Oil for the Butter?

Julie

Thursday 9th of March 2017

I haven't tried that way but it should work.