Monday, April 8, 2013

Oatmeal Energy Bars

Total Time :1 hr 15 min
Servings :14-15 bars

1/2 cup peanut butter
2 and1/2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups rolled oats
2 cups crisp brown rice cereal
1/4 cup roasted wheat germ
1/2 cup chopped roasted peanuts
1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
1/2 cup chopped dried figs
1/2 teaspoon salt
Directions :
Place a small pan over medium heat, combine honey, peanut butter, vegetable oil, brown sugar and cinnamon. Stir and cook until mixture just begins to bubble( about 3 to 5 minutes). Remove from heat and add vanilla extract.
In a large bowl, combine oats, rice cereal, wheat germ, peanuts, apricots, figs and salt.
 peanut butter mixture over oatmeal mixture and stir gently with a spatula until well combined. Transfer this to flat dish, cover with parchment paper and press firmly into dish. Allow to cool completely (will cool faster in the refrigerator). Cut into squares or bars.

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