Give kids their nutrients with a grab-and-go granola bar. Made with oatmeal, wheat germ, seeds, and nuts, ours has the protein, vitamins, and minerals kids need. Raisins and dried apricots lend sweetness and moistness, and chocolate chips make them irresistible.

Martha Stewart Kids, Fall 2002


Recipe Summary

Makes 2 dozen


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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Butter a 9-by-13-inch baking pan; line bottom with parchment paper, and butter parchment. Set aside. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, brown sugar, flour, and baking soda. Stir in the pecans, raisins, chocolate chips, sunflower seeds, and wheat germ, and set aside.

  • Place apricots in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the metal blade, and process until smooth, about 60 seconds. Add the butter, and process until smooth. With the machine running, add honey through the feed tube, processing until smooth. Transfer apricot mixture to bowl with oat mixture, and fold until thoroughly combined.

  • Transfer mixture to prepared pan. Using a rubber spatula, press it firmly into bottom and edges of pan, and level the surface. Place in oven, and bake until golden, about 30 minutes. Transfer pan to a wire rack, and let cool completely.

  • Invert onto a baking sheet, and lift to remove pan; peel off parchment paper. Reinvert onto a cutting board, and cut into 24 bars, each about 1 1/4 by 3 inches. Bars can be wrapped in waxed paper and stored in airtight containers at room temperature up to 2 weeks.