Sunflower-Cherry Granola Bars


  • 4 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
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  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup sunflower kernels


Spread oats into an ungreased 15x10 inch baking pan. Bake at 400 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Meanwhile, spread almonds and coconut into another ungreased 15x10 inch baking pan.

Bake for 8-10 minutes or until lightly toasted. In a Dutch oven over medium heat, bring sugar and corn syrup to a boil. Cook and stir for 2-3 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat; stir in peanut butter until combined.

Add the raisins, cherries, sunflower kernels, and toasted oats, almonds and coconut; mix well. Using a metal spatula, press mixture into an ungreased 15x10 inch baking pan. Cool to room temperature. Cut into bars.

By Robin from Washington, IA


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