Making snack bars at home doesn't have to be complicated. These take just 15 minutes to make, and use wholesome ingredients such as oats, almond butter, and maple syrup for a sweet-but-healthy treat.

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Credit: Caitlin Bensel

Recipe Summary

1 hr 40 mins
15 mins
Serves 12 (serving size: 1 bar)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8-inch square metal baking pan with parchment paper; let excess hang over edge.

  • Spread oats onto a baking sheet. Bake at 350°F until toasted, about 12 minutes. Place in a medium bowl; cool.

  • Place almond butter, maple syrup, and oil in a microwavable bowl. Microwave at high until warm, about 30 seconds; whisk until smooth. Whisk in vanilla, salt, and egg white.

  • Add almonds and cherries to oats. Pour almond butter mixture over oat mixture; stir until well combined. Using a spatula, press mixture very firmly into prepared pan.

  • Bake at 350°F until lightly browned, 20 to 22 minutes. Cool in pan on a wire rack 15 minutes. Remove from pan using parchment paper. Cool completely on rack. Cut into 12 (4- x 1 1/3-inch) bars.

Nutrition Facts

173 calories; fat 10g; saturated fat 2g; protein 5g; carbohydrates 18g; fiber 3g; sugars 7g; added sugar 4g; sodium 103mg.