Thursday, June 13, 2013

Delicious energy bars

We were spending a small fortune on "protein" bars, which tasted awful and had so much unknown stuff in them, so Jeff found this recipe on Runner's World website and I adapted it.  Everyone who tries them raves about how great they taste, so I am sharing my recipe and the link to Runner's World version today.  Enjoy!

Dry ingredients

preheat oven to 350
grease a 13 x 9 pan (I use a store brand butter flavor spray)

Dry ingredients
2 c oats, whole
1/2 c sweetened coconut
1/2 c almond slices
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 c chopped walnuts
1/2 cup chopped cashews
1/2 cup dried cranberries

Mix your dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl

wet ingredients

Wet ingredients

16 oz natural peanut butter
1 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix peanut butter and honey in a large bowl and microwave for 1 minute,
add vanilla.

mix dry into wet ingredients

Stir dry mixture into wet until evenly mixed.

Guard the goodies from prowling pooches!

Smoosh mixture into pan until flat

Bake for 10 minutes.

cooled energy bars

Let cool completely before cutting into squares.

Store in an airtight container.

I freeze ours, so we don't just munch them like cookies, they are THAT good!

They are so tasty and nutty and filling.  1 is all you need for a quick energy boost.

You can see in Joanna Golub's Runner's world original recipe for the nutritional stats.

***note-the nutrition facts will be correct for Joanna's recipe, which you get at end of her video by clicking on the above "Runner's world original recipe" 

I altered the recipe a bit and have no idea how to give you EXACT facts, but it's got to be close, right?!

If you have any questions feel free to ask and I'll do my best to answer :-D


  1. Yummmy. Thank you so much. It even copied to my ZipList Recipe Clipper. Love it. I also forwarded to my fam. Thanks, Q!

  2. yummy! Hope to make these today!!!! I think the smooshing part will be fun!

  3. Yum!! I have to figure out how many weight watchers points they are :) Have a great weekend!



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