Let’s start with our dry ingredients!

Pour 2 cups of rolled oats in a bowl…

next add half a cup of brown sugar.

Now add half a cup of wheat germ.

What the heck is wheat germ? It’s the embryo of the wheat kernel and it’s one of the best sources of folic acid. It packs an awesome punch of fiber and it’s benefits are not destroyed by cooking. Best of all you won’t even know it’s in there.

Good stuff huh?

Throw in 1 cup of wheat flour…

Two tablespoons of flaxseed for crunch…

and 3/4 of a teaspoon of salt.

I saved the best part for last.

Throw six Oreo cookies in a large plastic bag and crush them up with a rolling pin.

Add them to your bowl of dry healthy stuff.

Now for the wet ingredients.

Start with a half cup of honey…

P.S Don’t you hate measuring honey? It sticks to the cup and then it’s a pain to scrape out. If you spray your measuring cup with cooking spray first your honey will slide right out. Much better huh?

Next add a half cup of applesauce…

a half cup of vegetable oil…

and one egg.

Give everything a good stir…

Time to combine all of the ingredients into one bowl.

Mix, mix, mix!

Spray a 9 by 13  inch pan with cooking spay, then lightly press your mixture in.

Pop this into a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes, or until the edges are slightly brown.

Cut your bars right when they come out of the oven, but let them cool completely before removing them from your pan.

You can be super cute and wrap them in wax paper or you can just keep them in the dish because you know they probably won’t make it to tomorrow!

Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of wheat germ
  • 1 cup of wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons of flax seed
  • 3/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 6 crushed oreo cookies
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1 egg

10 Responses to Cookies & Cream Granola Bars

  1. Kim says:

    I am SO excited to try this!!! YUMMMMMY!

  2. Will says:

    Melissa,
    Your prosody (the way in which you write) has a great sound to it. It rolls really well, comes across very sincere, and kicks Martha Stuart’s ass.
    I’m not a cook by any standard, even the lowest one, but even I just contemplated making these granola bars. Kudos to you.

  3. Mom says:

    Those look good babe…good idea with the Oreo cookie. Can’t wait to hear about the new school year…good luck to our Lucca!
    XO

  4. Melissa says:

    Thank you!!! Such a sweet compliment Will. :)

  5. Kelly says:

    These granola bars look absolutely delicious and I must say I LOVE your blog!! So glad to be a new follower! xoxo

  6. Your site is beautiful and these granola bars sound fantastic! Thanks for adding me on Foodbuzz, looking forward to sharing more! ~Cassie

  7. amanda bauer says:

    these look so yummy! your step by step recipe is so easy to follow & entertaining!! so fun! thanks for sharing :)
    Amanda

  8. Eftychia says:

    Delicious bars! Thanks for sharing.

  9. Mabel says:

    Can’t wait to make this!

  10. Kelley says:

    Maybe I made these wrong but mine never firmed up. They are still pretty good but cannot really hold up like bars….maybe longer in the oven? Maybe a metal pan instead of glass….???

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