In my house, breakfast is often “on the run”. One of our favorite foods to grab-and-go are granola bars.  

Some granola bars are pretty good tasting and good for us… but others… well, we might as well eat a candy bar!
 StoneGable Holiday Granola Bars are chewy, full of oats, krispies, nuts and a trio of delicious dried fruit! My family loves them!!! And they make my whole home smell heavenly when they are baking!

Wrap them in parchment paper and they are very transportable!!!

I keep them in a big glass jar on my kitchen counter… they look festive… at least for awhile. They go fast!

These are much better tasting than their store bought counterpart… probably better for us … and pretty!


1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
1 egg
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup whipped cream cheese
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1  1/4 cups rice krispies
1 cup dried fruit (I use dried cherries, blueberries and raspberries)
1/2 cup chocolate chips (I use 60 % caco)
1/2 cup almonds, sliced
1/2 cups pecans, chopped
1/2 cups Heath Bar bits (these can be omitted, but they are soooo good!)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, beat butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Add egg and honey and beat. Add cream cheese and vanilla and beat until well mixed and smooth.
In a separate bowl add flour, cinnamon, salt, rolled oats and rice krispies. Mix. Stir into the butter mixture.
Add dried fruit, chocolate chips, almonds and pecans.
Spray a 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray. Dump the granola mixture into the pan. With wet hands, press the granola mixture into the pan, pressing it firmly to compact it.
Sprinkle the Heath Bar bits over the top of the granola and press into it.
Bake for 35-40 minutes.
Cut into bars while warm. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. 
Granola bars may be frozen and re-thawed.

These are great as a snack and a light dessert too! I save the crumbs and use them to top yogurt!


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  1. says

    Yvonne I have just printed this granola bar recipe,thank you so much,I haven’t really noticed while blogging with you that we could actually print these recipes,this is awesome.
    I have these ingredients and I’m right now going to make these,can I blog about this on my blog LoblollyLane,I want to share your recipe,can I re-post from StoneGable.thank you Jo

  2. says

    I have a granola bar as my mid-morning snack almost every day. It is hard to find packaged ones that I like. I think I’ll put these on my baking list for next week…they would be great to take with us to Florida (although my husband would insist I leave out the chocolate). Do they pick up the taste of the greenery if you have them in the jar with it for very long? I love the way that looks!

  3. says

    Good afternoon, Yvonne! I absolutely love this recipe! The bars look delicious, and the wee wraps make them all the more inviting. Thank you SO much for including them at Foodie Friday! I hope you have a peaceful, food-filled weekend. XX00

  4. says

    These sound delicious! The presentation is so special. I love the colors of the twine you tied them with. Where do you get it? As usual- you inspire me weekly! Susan @ Romancing the Home

  5. says

    Yummy! These sound so good. I’m always looking for something quick to grab for breakfast. Question – what is 60% caco? I love how you’ve packaged them. Now I have an excuse to buy one of those ginormous glass canisters that I see at Walmart all the time! 😉 Sharing this on the Worthing Court FB page today. And pinning it too, of course!

  6. says

    These sound healthy and sinful! I am definitely going to make these… I might have to call them January bars, since I don’t know if it will happen until then! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  7. says

    These look fantastic, Yvonne! Our family is also eating as they rush out the door in the morning. Once a month I make a large batch of breakfast burritos and store them in the freezer. These granola bars will add something different to our weekday repertoire.

  8. says

    These look fantastic, Yvonne! Our family is also eating as they rush out the door in the morning. Once a month I make a large batch of breakfast burritos and store them in the freezer. These granola bars will add something different to our weekday repertoire.

  9. says

    Another winner for sure. Taste and Beauty of Presentation, you always come through fabulously.

    Question – are the nuts you use raw? Salted? And is the oatmeal Regular or Quick? Can’t wait to give something healthy but delicious a try.

    Thank you.

  10. Norma says

    I have to say…you never cease to amaze me. Whether it’s a tablescape, a recipe, tips on one thing or another or whatever….you do a knock out job! I find myself looking forward to the your StoneGable email more than any other. God has blessed you with the wonderful gift of creativity. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Debbie says

    I made these for a road trip to visit my daughter and her husband. Oh my goodness, they are delicious!!! I will be making these often.
    Thanks for the recipe. I also went to an estate sale and came home with the exact glass jar you stored the bars.

  12. Vickie says

    Yvonne…I had to come back and tell you that I made these yesterday and they are out of this world! This will now be the only granola recipe I use. I don’t know how you came up with this nugget but it is a winner. It’s the first time I’ve seen an egg and whipped cream cheese used but I think that’s what puts it over the top. A HUGE thank you for sharing this with us. I absolutely love this blog. Thank you for doing it. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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