Coconut, White chocolate and Cranberry Granola

I know we are all in holiday mode but I also know that many of us are in the middle of buying stationery packs, getting our little ones ready for the new school year. Jack is going to Grade 1 next year, so it’s a big year for us. It also means I need to figure out what to pack in lunch boxes (again). I would pay good money for our schools to have cafeterias or at the very least tuck shops that don’t only sell junk food.

These granola bars sound like they may work as lunch box fillers. I think Kiara may even like them. I may even get Cameron to eat them, I may have to dip them in mountains of chocolate.

Granola Bars|HarassedMom

Coconut, White chocolate and Cranberry Granola
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
15 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
15 min
6695 calories
712 g
508 g
405 g
104 g
192 g
1506 g
2166 g
176 g
5 g
192 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 6695
Calories from Fat 3507
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 405g
Saturated Fat 192g
Trans Fat 5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 54g
Monounsaturated Fat 138g
Cholesterol 508mg
Sodium 2166mg
Total Carbohydrates 712g
Dietary Fiber 68g
Sugars 176g
Protein 104g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 500 g SASKO cookie bake mix
  2. 140 g butter
  3. 1 large egg
  4. 50 g honey
  5. 150 g oats
  6. 100 g white chocolate, chopped
  7. ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  8. 120 g coconut flakes
  9. 150 g cranberries
  10. 60 g desiccated coconut
  11. 85 g pumpkin seeds
  12. 50 g ground almonds
  13. 50 g sunflower seeds
  1. 1. Mix cookie mix as per the recipe.
  2. 2. Melt the honey and mix into cookie mixture.
  3. 3. Add all the dry ingredients and work the mixture to create a crumby texture.
  4. 4. Line a baking tray with baking paper and pour the mixture onto the tray and spread evenly.
  5. 5. Bake at 150°C for 15-20 min or until cookie crumb is golden.
  6. 6. Allow to cool and break into crumb.
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  1. 28 November, 2017 / 4:46 pm

    Oooh! These sound delicious!
    Megan has recently taken to cooking and baking, and I’m sure she’d love to try this recipe out. I, of course, am only too happy to let her, since it means I can get other things done while she sorts out lunchbox stuff…

    • Laura-Kim
      29 November, 2017 / 7:05 am

      Its awesome when they can start doing things themselves isn’t it.

  2. 28 November, 2017 / 4:48 pm

    I have been wanting to make some granola bars myself. I don’t think my kids would like these, but I would LOVE them. I love cranberries, and this is the perfect time of year to try making them.

    • Laura-Kim
      29 November, 2017 / 7:05 am

      Yes the cranberries make it perfect for Christmas

    • Laura-Kim
      29 November, 2017 / 7:04 am

      Oh man I LOVE coconut. Fresh coconut is so yummy!

  3. Kristen
    28 November, 2017 / 5:22 pm

    I have never tried to make granola bars before! These sound so good and nice to have on hand for a snack!

    • Laura-Kim
      29 November, 2017 / 7:04 am

      Kids are ALWAYS hungry! So I am thinking this is a great idea to have on hand for them

  4. 28 November, 2017 / 6:38 pm

    Nope, haven’t been brave enough to try making granola bars yet but they’ve been on my list for awhile lol. This recipe looks great so no excuses now 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    • Laura-Kim
      29 November, 2017 / 7:03 am

      Yeah I have also not been brave enough to make them yet but these sound really nice

  5. 29 November, 2017 / 2:00 am

    Sounds wonderful I need to break down the recipe to tablespoons. I think I will add this to my list of things to cook in 2018

  6. 29 November, 2017 / 10:56 am

    These sound great! I must say we are lucky enough that we can pay a little extra school fees and cooked lunch and snacks are provided for the kids, but I guess it is because the school tuck shop provides this service.
    They even sell coffee for those early mornings on the sports field. (for parents)
    That cookie mix is also great for a quick cookie baking activity with your littlee.
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