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Chewy fruit and nut granola bars

Updated: Nov 10, 2011 04:41 PM EST
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By Judy Haubert

My first priority in developing my granola bar recipe was clear: they must be chewy! I remember unpacking my school lunches as a kid and being bitterly disappointed to see the brittle, powdery granola bars my mom insisted on buying, operating under the impression that a crisp, cardboardy texture equated a healthier snack.

As an adult, after prowling grocery store aisles reading nutrition labels and ingredients, I began to understand my mom's perspective a little more clearly. Many store brand granola bars are nothing more than candy bars in disguise, coated in processed chocolate and laden with refined sugar and trans fats -- not exactly what a growing child or health-conscious adult needs.

So how to fulfill a healthy-eating requirement while providing an appealing texture and punch of flavor? I like to think that my version, bursting with fruit and nuts and chewy as can be, is the best of both worlds, making no compromises for the kids (or moms) in all of us.

See the recipe for Chewy Fruit and Nut Granola Bars »

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