Nutty Energy Bars
Recipe type: Dessert or Snack
Prep time: 
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Serves: 15 bars
 
Enjoy these easy to make, high protein (6 grams) snacks. Remember that endurance sports such as cycling are won or lost by fractions of a second, you may need the energy boost.

Ingredients
  • ½ Cup Peanuts, chopped, I used hazelnuts and almonds
  • ½ Cup Sunflower Seeds
  • ½ Cup Dried Fruit, my favorite is dried cherries
  • 2 Cups Oatmeal, old fashioned or instant
  • ½ Cup Natural Peanut butter, or your preferred kind
  • ½ Cup Brown Sugar, packed
  • ½ Cup Light Corn Syrup
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, mix together the chopped nuts, sunflower seeds, dried fruit and oatmeal
  2. In a microwaveable bowl, combine the nut butter, brown sugar and corn syrup
  3. Microwave for 1-2 minutes, add the vanilla and stir until well blended
  4. Pour the nut butter and sugar mixture over the dry ingredients and stir until well coated
  5. Spoon the mixture into a lightly greased 8 inch square pan and press down firmly
  6. Let stand in the fridge for at least an hour or overnight
  7. Cut into squares
Recipe by Ginger and Nutmeg at http://www.gingerandnutmeg.com/2010/08/energy-low