Instead of buying pricey energy bars, fuel your fitness routine with this great-tasting homemade energy bar recipe. Whether you use these energy bars as a pre-workout snack or to refuel and recover post-workout, they'll give your body what it needs. Best of all, you can make this energy bar in minutes.
1.Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line the bottom and sides of an 8-inch-square baking pan with foil and coat with cooking spray.
2.Combine peanuts, rice cereal, oats, pumpkin (or sunflower) seeds, blueberries, apricots, and chocolate chips in a large bowl. Drizzle with syrup and gently stir until thoroughly combined. Spread in the prepared baking pan. Coat another piece of foil with cooking spray and place on the bar mixture, sprayed-side down. Place another pan on top and press firmly to compress the mixture. (Pressing before baking helps the bars hold together after baking.) Remove top pan and foil.
3.Bake until just beginning to turn golden at the edges, 20 to 24 minutes (metal pan) or 30 to 35 minutes (glass pan). Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes.
4.Carefully lift the baked square out of the pan by holding the edges of the foil and place on a cutting board, leaving the foil underneath. Cut in half, then cut each half crosswise into 6 bars. Let cool completely before lifting the bars off the foil.
Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 carbohydrate (other), 2 fat Carbohydrate Servings: 1
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (36g)|
|Recipe Makes: 12 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 71 (48%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 7.8g||10 %|
|Saturated Fat 1.5g||7 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 4.1g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 1.6g|
|Cholesterol 0.8mg||0 %|
|Sodium 10.5mg||0 %|
|Potassium 134.9mg||4 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 18.3g||5 %|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||8 %|
|Sugars, other 16.3g|
|Protein 3.1g||4 %|
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Calories per serving: 147
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