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Recipe for Peanut Butter Power Bars

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

I made these protein bars today (I have made them before, but it was a long time ago). They are so good! Wanted to share the recipe emoticon

1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup light peanut butter
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup honey
2 T canola oil
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup whole-wheat flour
3/4 cup oats
pinch of salt
1/2 cup raisins or dried cranberry
1/2 cup chocolate chips (I actually used less)
1/4 cup sliced almonds and/or 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup shredded coconut (optional, I didn't use it)
2 T ground flaxseed
cooking spray

1. Preheat oven to 350
2. In a large bowl, stir together brown sugar, peanut butter, milk, honey, oil and vanilla. In a small bowl, stir together flour, oats, baking soda, and salt.
3. Add oat mixture to peanut butter mixture along with raisins/craisins, chocolate chips, almonds, sunflower/pumpkin seeds, coconut, and flaxseed; stir until just just blended.
4. Spread batter into a 9x13 inch pan that has been sprayed with nonstick spray. The mixture will be sticky- it's easiest to use your hands, but dampen them first. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden. Cool in the pan on a wire rack before cutting into bars.

Nutrients per serving:
Calories: 161
Fat: 6.5 g
Carbs: 22 g
Fiber: 2.1 g
Protein 3.1 g


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MJ7DM33 2/21/2013 6:03PM

  Yum-Yum! Thx for sharing!

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MOONBEAMCHICK 2/21/2013 3:02PM

  These sound delicious! Think I'll give them a try...thanks for sharing! emoticon

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LIBBYL1 2/21/2013 12:46AM

  Yum! Thanks....

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