Saturday, 5 October 2013

Healthy Recipes - Peanut Energy Bars


Peanut Energy Bars - source: activebeat.co

This carbohydrate-rich bar is packed full of nuts, seeds, fruit, and oats. They make the ideal great grab-and-go breakfast, snack, or post-workout nosh.

1. Coat a 9-by-13-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
2. Combine ½ cup peanuts, ½ cup sunflower seeds (or other nuts), 2 cups raisins (or other dried fruit), 2 cups rolled oats, 2 cups rice cereal and ¼ cup wheat germ (if using) in a large mixing bowl.
3. Combine 1/2 cup natural peanut butter, 1/2 cup brown sugar, and 1/2 cup wildflower honey in a large microwaveable bowl and nuke on high for 2 minutes.
4. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla and stir until blended.
5. Pour the peanut butter mixture over the dry ingredients and stir until coated.
6. Transfer the mixture to the prepared pan and press down firmly.
7. Let stand for about 1 hour to harden then cut into individual bars.

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