You are here: Home » Recipes » Homemade Granola Bars Homemade Granola Bars Recipe by Chinet® Yield 12 to 16 servings PrintEmail Ingredients 2 cups old-fashioned oatmeal1 cup sliced almonds1 cup shredded coconut, loosely packed1/2 cup toasted wheat germ3 tablespoons unsalted butter2/3 cup honey1/4 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract1/4 teaspoon kosher salt1/2 cup chopped pitted dates1/2 cup chopped dried apricots1/2 cup dried cranberries Instructions Preheat oven 350F. Butter an 8 x 12-inch baking dish and line it with parchment paper. Toss the oatmeal, almonds and coconut together on a sheet pan and bake 10 to 12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned. Transfer the mixture to a large mixing bowl and stir in the wheat germ. Reduce the oven temperature to 300F. Place butter, honey, brown sugar, vanilla and salt in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook and stir for a minute, then pour over the toasted oatmeal mixture. Add the dates, apricots and cranberries and stir well. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Wet your fingers and lightly press the mixture evenly into the pan. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, until light golden brown. Cool for at least 2 to 3 hours before cutting into squares. Serve at room temperature.