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By Food & Wine
Updated June 13, 2017
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Cranberry–Pumpkin Seed Energy Bars

Get ready for back-to-school with delicious, healthy DIY snack bars.

1. Back-to-School Raspberry Granola Bars

Back-to-School Raspberry Granola Bars
These crumbly, delicious snack bars travel well and are great with any flavor of jam.

Ideal for school bake sales or lunch boxes, these tasty granola bars are quick to put together with pantry staples.

Ideal for school bake sales or lunch boxes, these tasty granola bars are quick to put together with pantry staples.

2. Sticky Oat-and-Pine-Nut Bars

Sticky Oat-and-Pine-Nut Bars
Is all of North Dakota on a health kick? We can’t say for sure, but that would explain why “oatmeal bars” are its residents’ favorite thing to search for on Pinterest. Live a little, ND, and try our chewy, white-chocolate-dipped Sticky Oat-and-Pine-Nut Bars.
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These chewy, nutty, white-chocolate-dipped sweets are a little bit granola bar, a little bit trail mix.

These chewy, nutty, white-chocolate-dipped sweets are a little bit granola bar, a little bit trail mix.

3. Cranberry-Pumpkin Seed Energy Bars

Cranberry–Pumpkin Seed Energy Bars
These honey-flavored cereal bars with puffed rice and toasted oats make a great substitute for store-bought energy bars. The pumpkin seeds in them contain omega-3 fats, which are good for healthy brain development.

Pick your favorite nuts and dried fruit for these fantastic honey-flavored cereal bars.

4. Apricot, Coconut and Almond Bars

Apricot, Coconut and Almond Bars

These oat bars are like delicious granola made to go.

These oat bars are like delicious granola made to go.

5. Cranberry-Walnut Power Bars

Cranberry-Walnut Power Bars
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Natural sweetness like brown rice syrup and natural cane sugar make these gingery, nutrient-bars a healthy choice.

Natural sweetness like brown rice syrup and natural cane sugar make these gingery, nutrient-bars a healthy choice.

6. Fruit-and-Nut Energy Bars

Fruit and nut bars

The snack bar is the ultimate portable nibble to bring to school, but the pre-packaged kinds aren't always delicious or good for you. With these creative recipes, you can make your own super tasty snack bars. From raspberry granola bars to cranberry-pumpkin seed energy bars, we've got the right bar for you.

These dried blueberry and peanut butter-studded bars can be made ahead of time and stored for up to 5 days.

7. Matcha, Pistachio and Quinoa Bars

Matcha, Pistachio and Quinoa Bars
Energizing matcha powder gives these crunchy, gluten-free bars their brilliant green color.

Energizing matcha powder gives these crunchy, gluten-free bars their brilliant green color.