Healthy Granola Bar Snacks

Homemade granola bars are a healthy alternative to store-bought snacks and a great way to save money, too. Whether you like 'em crunchy or chewy, you'll love our granola bar recipes.

See Popular Healthy Granola Bar Snacks Recipes

Fire House Salsa Bars

Pace Salsa & Picante

These chewy oatmeal bars have an added kick of flavor with Pace® Salsa and apricot preserves.

Total: 55 mins

On-The-Trail Bars

Better Homes and Gardens

The nut, raisin, and coconut filling tops whole grain crust in these nutty grain-filled cookie bars.

Chewy Granola Bars

Better Homes and Gardens

Melted marshmallows are the "glue" that holds these chewy granola bars together.

Total: 20 mins

Energy Bars

Better Homes and Gardens

These moist and chewy treats have a good-for-you secret ingredient. Don't tell--it's protein-rich beans!

No Bake Strawberry Granola Bars

Kellogg's

Kellogg's® All-Bran® Strawberry Medley cereal melds with mixed dried fruits, creating a chewy, crunchy granola bar.

Total: 1 hr

Apple Breakfast Bars

Better Homes and Gardens

This no-bake cookie bar is great for a snack or breakfast on the go.

Fruit-Walnut Bars

Better Homes and Gardens

This sweet treat is a healthful mix of fruit and nuts.

Cranberry-Apricot Granola Bars

Parents

Serve these whole grain and fruit bars for a take and go breakfast or an after school snack.

Creamy Apple Pie

Better Homes and Gardens

Layers of apples and mascarpone cheese top a granola bar crust in this unique dessert recipe.

Mixed Berry Granola

Family Circle

Chewy Granola Goodies

Better Homes and Gardens

These no-bake bars make enough for a crowd. Make them to take to work, school, or a party.

Total: 20 mins

Pumpkin & Granola Parfait

Fitness

Pumpkin pie spice flavors the yogurt in these healthy parfaits. They're layered with crushed granola bars and canned pumpkin to create a simple snack or dessert.

Berry Parfait

Fitness

For this sweet snack, layer yogurt, granola, almonds and honey and top with fresh berries. It's also fantastic for dessert.

Quick & Healthy Snacks for Kids

Never underestimate the ravenousness of a child just out of school. It might be the first moment that a kid can pause to reflect on the day, or it might be your only chance to shovel some nutrition into his face before band rehearsal, dance class, or field-hockey practice. Don't pass up this golden opportunity!

Granola: A Sweet Treat All Day Long

And now, a pitch for why granola should be your new go-to midmorning or afternoon healthy snack (along with some granola recipes to tempt you). As the Sweet Spot blogger, I've probably made the foods I love pretty obvious. Mostly I like natural sweetness and sweeteners, and it's true that I will choose sweet over salty about 95 percent of the time.

Calorie Counts on Vending Machines

Rarely a day goes by that we're not struck by the late-afternoon sugar slump. And in that time of desperation the office vending machine becomes our work BFF. Who cares how many calories are in those sodas, crackers, candy bars, and chips?

Healthy Lunchbox Treats The Kids Won't Toss

Does your kid's lunch room look like the floor of the New York Stock Exchange? When I was in grade school, I remember myself and all my friends bargaining, haggling, and trading the contents of their lunchboxes, hoping to upgrade whatever mom had packed for them. Nowadays, because of increased awareness of food allergies (click for nut-free school lunch recipes), lunchtime trading is forbidden, and anything your kids don't want to eat either gets tossed or returned, untouched, to you.

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