Peanutty Energy Bars
IntroductionThis gives a yummy alternative to commercial energy bars. It's a bit high in fat, but they are healthy fats, and it makes a great snack while hiking or biking. This gives a yummy alternative to commercial energy bars. It's a bit high in fat, but they are healthy fats, and it makes a great snack while hiking or biking.
1/2 cup peanuts
1/2 cup roasted sunflower seeds
1/2 cup dried fruit (I used tropical fruit mix)
2 cups uncooked oatmeal (old fashioned or quick)
2 cups rice krispies cereal
1/4 cup wheat bran (optional)
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 tsp. vanilla
It is easiest if you grease up your hands and use them to mix.
If it's very warm out, you may want to refrigerate before cutting.
You might get a lot of crumbles... not to worry! Dump them in a baggie and eat them like trail mix.
Mix dry ingredients (through wheat bran) together in a large bowl. Put peanut butter, brown sugar, and corn syrup in microwave safe bowl. Microwave on High for 2 minutes. Stir in vanilla and mix well. Pour mixture over dry ingredients and mix well. Pat into greased pan. Let sit for at least an hour and cut into 16 bars.
Serving Size: 16 bars.
Number of Servings: 16
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user NYNIANE.