Brown rice bars

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 16
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 292.4
  • Total Fat: 15.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 126.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 36.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.5 g
  • Protein: 7.9 g

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Brown rice energy bars from Velonews March 2011. Just pick your favorite kind of nuts, fruit, and sweetener. Brown rice energy bars from Velonews March 2011. Just pick your favorite kind of nuts, fruit, and sweetener.
Number of Servings: 16


    Pick one of each group of ingredient:
    1 cup [ almond | cashew | sunflower | peanut ] butter.
    3/4 cup [ honey|agave nectar ]
    1 cup unsulfured [ mango | cherries | raisins | blueberries | apricots | cranberries]
    4 cups brown puffed rice cereal
    1/4 tsp salt
    2 tsp vanilla extract
    wax paper, a 9"x13" pan, and a saucepan


Step 1: Place dried fruit and roasted nuts in a food processor and pulse until coarsely ground. Or use a knife on the fruit and stick the nuts in a bag and hit them with a big book to break them up.
step 2: Mix your nut butter and sweetener (honey or agave) in a saucepan over medium-low hear until smooth. Continue heating until slightly bubbly. Remove from heat.
Step 3: Add salt and vanilla, mix in thoroughly. Add fruit/nut mixture, mix again. Add puffed rice, mix until coated. Mixture will be extremely thick at this point. Line 9"x13" pan with wax paper.
step 4: Scoop mixture into wax paper-lined pan and spread evenly. Place another sheet of wax paper on top and press down firmly with a flat spatula, or use a rolling pin.
Step 5: Place pan in refrigerator for at least two hours.
Step 6: Remove pan from fridge, pull firm bar mixture out of pan using bottom layer of wax paper and place on a cutting board.
Cut into desired size, enjoy!
These bars will hold for a week or more in a plastic bag in the refrigerator, and hold up very well in a back pocket if wrapped in aluminum foil or cling wrap.

Serving Size: Makes 12 3"x3" bars

Number of Servings: 16

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CYCL42.

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