Cinnamon-Cranberry Oat Bars

from ‘Taste of Home’


3 cups quick-cooking oats

1-1/2 cups Rice Krispies

1 cup dried cranberries

1/2 cup ground flaxseed

1-1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup light corn syrup

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1/4 cup honey

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons sugar


In a large bowl, combine oats, Rice Krispies, cranberries, flax, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and nutmeg.

In a large saucepan, combine brown sugar, corn syrup, oil and honey; cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla and salt.

Stir in oat mixture; toss to coat. Press firmly into a 9-in. square pan coated with cooking spray. Combine sugar and remaining cinnamon; sprinkle over bars. Cool completely. Cut into bars.