Peanut Energy Bars Recipe

Looking for an easy Peanut Energy Bars recipe? Learn how to make Peanut Energy Bars using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by manndi_1

Makes 12 servings



(from www.eatingwell.com, and I took out the Rice Krispies because we don't have them right now) This carbohydrate-rich bar, full of nuts, seeds, fruit and oats, was adapted from Amy Harrison's prize-winning submission in the Plains (Georgia) Peanut Festival recipe competition sponsored by The Peanut Institute. It includes a little protein, and is a great grab-and-go pre-workout snack on mornings when you don't have time to digest a full meal.

Recipe Ingredients for Peanut Energy Bars

1/2 cup dry roasted peanuts, salted
1/2 cup roasted sunflower seeds
2 cups dried cranberries, or raisins
2 cups rolled or instant oats
1/4 cup toasted wheat germ, (optional)
1/2 cup natural peanut butter, crunchy
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup, or honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Recipe Directions for Peanut Energy Bars

  1. 1. Coat an 9-by-13-inch baking pan with cooking spray.

  2. 2. Combine peanuts, sunflower seeds (or other nuts), raisins (or other dried fruit), oats, rice cereal and wheat germ (if using) in a large bowl.

  3. 3. Combine peanut butter, brown sugar and corn syrup (or honey) in a large microwaveable bowl; microwave on High until bubbling, 1 to 2 minutes. Add vanilla and stir until blended. Pour the peanut butter mixture over the dry ingredients and stir until coated.

  4. 4. Transfer the mixture to the prepared pan. Press down firmly. (It helps to coat your fingers with cooking spray.) Let stand for about 1 hour to harden. Cut into bars.

Categories

Appetizers, Breads, Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert, Snacks

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 104.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
288
Calories from Fat
93
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
10.3g
16%
Saturated Fat
1.7g
9%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
10mg
0%
Potassium
302mg
9%
Total Carbohydrates
45.9g
15%
Dietary Fiber
3.3g
13%
Sugars
33.1g
Protein
7.8g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 3% Iron 9%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • Very low in sodium
  • High in manganese
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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