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.

  • 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
  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