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No-Bake Granola Jam Thumbprint Cookies

Prep time 20 mins
Cook time 40 mins
Yield 14 servings
These no-bake cookies are easy to make and super delicious! A dollop of jam in the center adds a pop of color and flavor.


  • 3 cups Nature Valley™ cranberry almond protein granola
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter or creamy no-stir almond butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup red raspberry, grape or strawberry jam
  • 14 almond slices, if desired

How to Make It

  1. In food processor, place granola. Cover; process, using quick on-and-off motions, until finely ground. Place in medium bowl. Set aside.

  2. In 2-quart heavy saucepan, mix brown sugar, corn syrup and peanut butter. Heat to boiling over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla.

  3. Pour syrup mixture over granola. Stir until well combined. Let cool 5 minutes. Shape mixture into 14 balls. Place each ball on cooking parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. Flatten ball slightly and press thumb into center of each ball to make indentation. Spoon jam in indentation of each cookie. Top with almond slice.


  5. Serving Size: 1 Cookie

  6. Calories 230 (Calories from Fat 60), Total Fat7g (Saturated Fat 1 1/2g, Trans Fat 0g ),Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 115mg, Total Carbohydrate 37g, (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 21g ),Protein 6g

  7. % Daily Value*: Vitamin A 0%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 4%; Iron 6%;

  8. Exchanges: 1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices: 2 1/2


  10. *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.