Whole Grain Fruit Filled Bars Video

When I was writing the Weelicious Lunches cookbook I asked readers on Facebook what recipe they would most like to see in the cookbook. I can’t tell you how many people asked for a Nutrigrain Bar style recipe and why not?! They're a favorite snack of many kids, filled with a sweet jam and wrapped inside a soft grain filled exterior. The idea sounded simple enough except for the fact that this type of bar is made by a machine, not a mom. I can’t tell you how many times I tested this recipe before nailing it.

You can make it with any type of jam, jelly or preserves you enjoy, but homemade Strawberry Preserves are so sweet and luscious in these making them a total score. If you want to see how to make them just watch this Strawberry Preserves Video.

Whole Grain Fruit Filled Bars from Weelicious

For Kenya’s past two birthdays he’s asked me to make them for his class birthday party. They ask parents to make a small treat to serve the kids, so these feel like just the right kind of sweet treat to enjoy, especially before lunch. It was fun to watch the kids expecting a little cupcake, getting these bars instead and actually being excited about it.

Watch this Whole Grain Fruit Filled Bars Video to see all kinds of tricks to making them just like (or even better than) your favorite store bought brand!

Images by Maren Caruso

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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. My passion is creating simple, healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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  • Liz Fanelli

    Hi Catherine! These look really easy. How do you recommend storing them and for how long? Also, can these be frozen? Thank you!

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    • Catherine McCord

      I store them in glass containers on the counter for 2 days and then refrigerate them up to a week. They freeze beautifully!

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  • Sarah

    Thank you for reminding me to make these. I have your book and have made so many things from it, but not yet these bars. I love your recipes, Thank you. I'm going to make these today :)

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    • Catherine McCord

      Yeah! Let me know how you like them!

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    • Sarah

      I made them thismorning after your post and so far 16 month old and I like them very much, and soon the 4 year old will taste. Yum. Thank you

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  • Madiha Kamal

    Ive been meaning to try these!
    Question: i only have salted butter at home. Can I use that?

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  • Denise Yatrakis

    Hi,
    The recipe bars look delicious. Watched your video, but can't seem to find the recipe. Thanks

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  • Kim

    Watched video and want to make!! Don't see recipe??

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  • Mary

    They look delicious! Can you post the recipe. Thank you.

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  • Natalie

    These looks great, please post the recipe. Thank you!

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  • Natalie

    These look great, please post the recipe. Thank you!

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  • Ania

    I would love to make these but I also do not see the recipe?? Please post.

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  • Melissa

    My kids LOVE bars, I've always wanted a recipe like this!! Please post :) !!!!! Thank you!!!

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  • Anne

    Is this recipe in Weelicious Lunches? I have the book and use it often. Maybe I overlooked it?

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  • Leilei

    These are so good. My 2 year old daughter helped me make them and we all love them. So much better than the store bought bars. Thank you for inspiring me to make these with the video. This recipe has been on my list forever.

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  • Helen

    Yes, great, but without the recipe these are worthless.

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    • McCord

      The recipe is in my cookbook Weelicious Lunches!

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  • Winnie Pun

    They,look so good and heathly, looking forward to seeing more nutritional and tasty snacks:)

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  • Jessicamaye

    My kids are going to love these!

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  • Nicole Alessi

    I can't seem to find the recipe for the whole grain fruit filled bars. My grandson will love these!!!

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    • Catherine McCord

      It is in the Weelicious Lunches cookbook along with tons of great school lunch and snack ideas!! http://astore.amazon.com/weelicious-20/detail/0062078453

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  • Karen

    I made these last night. Don't know if they're supposed to be crunchy. Mine were and delicious.. I added extra jam. May try peanut butter and jelly next. How about baking the bottom crust first? Think it will be over done?

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  • Karen

    My second batch was better than the first :)
    Ever make these with peanut butter and jelly ?

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  • mgbeyer

    I cannot find the recipe! All I ever get is your video. I've joined the membership too!

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  • Irene

    Here's the recipe guys!!

    https://www.grandparents.com/food-and-leisure/recipes/whole-grain-fruit-filled-bars-recipe

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