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Chewy Ginger Date Granola Bars

Chewy Ginger Date Granola Bars
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 1 hr 45 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 12
Jump-start homemade granola bars (breakfast cookies anyone?) with oatmeal raisin cookies.
Updated September 11, 2014
Bake-Off® Contest 46, 2013
Bake-Off® Contest 46, 2013
JoAnn Belack
Bradenton, Florida

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Ready to Bake!™ Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough (12 Count)
  • 3/4 cup sliced almonds, coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 cup pitted dates, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped crystallized ginger
  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 3/4 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/4 cup Jif® Chocolate Flavored Hazelnut Spread

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Line 9-inch square pan with foil, extending foil 1 inch over 2 opposite sides of pan. Let cookie dough stand at room temperature 10 minutes to soften.
  • 2
    In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Add almonds, dates and ginger; mix with wooden spoon or knead with hands. Add oats, coconut and chocolate hazelnut spread; mix or knead until well blended. Press in pan.
  • 3
    Bake 23 to 28 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool in pan 20 minutes. Using foil for handles, remove to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4
    Remove foil; cut bars into 4 squares. Cut each square into 3 bars. Store covered.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
330
Calories from Fat
130
Total Fat
15g
23%
Saturated Fat
4 1/2g
23%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
120mg
5%
Potassium
140mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
44g
15%
Dietary Fiber
3g
15%
Sugars
5g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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