Granola Bars

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PREP TIME: 30 mins
COOK TIME: 25 mins
This recipe was submitted by Denon Stacy, MS, RD, LD
Author: National Kidney Foundation
Degree of Difficulty: Easy
Meal: Lunch, Dinner, Snack
Course: Dessert
Preferences: Kid-Friendly

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  • 4 tablespoon Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 3.33 cup Rolled Oats
  • 8 tablespoon Corn Syrup (Light)
  • 5 tablespoon Butter
  • 6 tablespoon Peanut Butter (Reduced Sodium)
  • 4 tablespoon Honey
  • 0.5 cup packed Brown Sugar
  • 3 oz Caramel Candies
  • 6 oz Unsalted Pretzel Rounds

Cooking Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl stir together the peanut butter, honey, butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and vanilla until smooth.

Add all the other ingredients: oats, pretzels, chocolate chips, and caramels (about 10 candies). Stir well.

Press the mixture into 13 x 9 inch greased pan.

Bake for 20–25 minutes.

Let cool on wire rack before cutting into bars.

Cut into 1 x 4 ½ inch bars. This recipe should yield 26 bars.

Your Nutrition Insights

These Nutrition Insights are for a 63 year old female with Hypertension and Stage 3 CKD. Totals are per serving.

A Good Match: There are some nutrients missing or outside your guidelines, so balance your other meals throughout the day.

Nutrient Recipe Total My Meal Goal


Total Fat

Saturated Fat

Polyunsaturated Fat

Monounsaturated Fat

Trans Fat








Vitamin A

Vitamin C





5.56 g

1.57 g

0.53 g

0.87 g

0 g

0.58 mg

33.77 mg

60.13 mg

29.72 g

2.44 g

11.46 g

3.39 g

0 IU

0 mg

5.91 mg

0.1 mg

11.89 mg

< 480

< 14.4 g

< 3.2 g

< 0.15 g

< 45 mg

< 1410 mg

< 450 mg

< 54 g

> 6.72 g

> 12 g

> 300 mg

Passing-100 Success! This nutrient is within your guidelines.
Passing-95-99 This nutrient is very close to what is recommended by your guidelines.
Warning-75-94 This nutrient is acceptably close to what is recommended by your guidelines.
Warning-50-74 This nutrient is above or below what is recommended by your guidelines.
Fail-0-49 This nutrient is well above or below, or conflicts with what is recommended by your guidelines.
Missing-nutrient Information about this nutrient is missing.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 bar
Servings 26
Amount Per Serving:
Calories 175.59
Calories from Fat 50
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5.56 g 9% 
Saturated Fat 1.57 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.53 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.87 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.58 mg 0% 
Potassium 33.77 mg 1% 
Sodium 60.13 mg 3% 
Protein 3.39 g 7% 
Total Carbohydrate 29.72 g 10% 
Dietary Fiber 2.44 g
Sugars 11.46 g
Vitamin A 0IU • Vitamin C 0mg
Calcium 5.91mg • Iron 0.1mg
Phosphorus 11.89mg

* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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