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Energy Bar Recipe
Making Homemade Energy Bars
Homemade Energy Bars
After eating Gu, Luna Moons, Shotblock, CliffShot, Sport Beans and a bunch of other synthetic food I decided it was time to start making my own energy bars out of real food. I looked at a bunch of recipes online including both those that require cooking and those that don't. I also read the labels on several energy bars and visited the site youbars.com and ultimately came up with a recipe that works for me. Clearly making energy bars is an art, not a science, so please experiment all you want and substitute ingredients at any time. Enjoy!
- 1 Stick of Butter (1/2 Cup)
- 1 Cup Brown Sugar
- 1/2 Cup Honey
- 2/3 Cup Almond Butter (or peanut butter)
- 2 tsp Vanilla
- 1/4 Cup Chocolate Chips (optional)
- 1 Cup Sliced Almonds (optional)
- 1 Cup Dried Fruit (blueberries, cherries, cranberries, raisins, etc.)
- 3 Cups Dry Oatmeal (instant or regular)
Start by mixing the butter and brown sugar until they're smooth. Then mix in the honey, almond butter, and vanilla. Once that is well mixed, add in the extras: chocolate chips, dried fruit and nuts. Lastly, add in the oatmeal. Mix it all together then put it in a 9x13" pan and cook at 350 for 15-20 minutes, until brown around the edges. Once you take it out of the oven allow it to cool, then cut it up into whatever size and shape bars you'd like and enjoy! I carry them in a zip lock bag in my jersey pocket and find that works really well.
I'd also suggest trying my latest peanut butter / cheerio / rice crispy variation. I think the cereal adds great texture and a light crunch.