Taste Test: Best Granola Bars

From fruity and nutty to chocolately and sweet, these granola bars were chosen best in their class.

Best Granola Bar Brands

Photo: Randy Mayor

Seemingly healthy, granola bars can have hidden health facts that will leave your diet singing the blues.

BEST CHOCOLATE: Nature Valley Dark Chocolate & Nut Chewy Trail Mix Bar, $2.69 (1 box, 6 bars)
Chunks of rich, semisweet dark chocolate, chewy raisins, and roasted peanuts push this option toward candy bar territory. But don't worry; it's much better for you, with about half the sugar of a typical candy bar. (1 bar: 140 calories; 14g sugar; 1g fiber)

BEST FRUIT & NUT: Kashi TLC Trail Mix Chewy Granola Bar, $2.79 (1 box, 6 bars)
It's got everything—hunks of almonds, sunflower seeds, raisins, and tart dried cranberries—all wrapped up in a dense, chewy bar that'll satisfy any sweet and salty craving. And with 4g of fiber, it will keep you full till dinner. (1 bar: 140 calories; 6g sugar; 4g fiber)

BEST OATS & HONEY: Nature Valley Oats 'n Honey Crunchy Granola Bar, $3.19 (1 box, 6 packets with 2 bars each)
The classic bar. Nutty toasted oats with sweet honey and a bit of salt for balance made this bar a staff favorite. This is the gold standard for a light, crispy crunch (some brands were almost tooth-shattering). (2 bars: 190 calories; 12g sugar; 2g fiber)

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