Wholesome Granola Bars


PREP TIME: 15 to 20 mins | COOK TIME: 20 to 25 mins


  • 3/4 cup dried Montmorency tart cherries

  • 1 1/2 cups low-fat granola (store-bought)

  • 1 cup quick oats, uncooked

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds, toasted

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 2 egg whites, slightly beaten

  • 1/3 cup honey

  • 1/4 cup (firmly packed) brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil


Makes 8 to 10 granola bars


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Line bottom and sides of an 8 x 8 x 2-inch baking pan with foil. Spray the foil lightly with nonstick spray. Set aside.

  3. Combine dried Montmorency tart cherries, granola, oats, flour, almonds and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl.

  4. Stir together egg whites, honey, brown sugar and oil. Add to granola mixture, stirring until all is coated. Press mixture evenly into the prepared pan.

  5. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until bars are light brown.

  6. Let cool completely (about 10 minutes) on a wire rack. Use foil to remove from pan. Cut into bars.

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Cherry-N-Cream Frozen Pops

Opt for a cherry pop for a refreshing warm-weather treat. 



  • (1) 8-ounce container low fat vanilla-flavored yogurt 

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped, frozen tart cherries 

  • 1/4 cup 100% tart cherry juice 

  • 1 tablespoon honey 

  • (6) 2-ounce frozen pop molds with handles


Makes 5 to 6 frozen pops.


  1. Stir together yogurt, cherries, juice and honey in small bowl. For easier chopping, chop cherries while still frozen. 

  2. Spoon yogurt mixture into 2-ounce freezer pop molds and insert handles. (If using paper cups, spoon mixture into cups and cover each with foil. 

  3. Cut a small hole in center of each foil top and insert a pop stick.) Freeze about 6 hours or until firm. 

Nutrition Facts

Per serving: 76 calories, 1 g total fat, 1 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 15 g carbohydrate, 4 mg cholesterol, 2 g protein, 0 g fiber, 31 mg sodium; Daily Values: 6% vitamin A, 0% vitamin C, 8% calcium, 0% iron.

Source: www.choosecherries.com