October 20, 2012

Peanut Butter-Almond Energy Bars

Super healthy (loaded with vitamins and healthy fats) these bars are a delicious treat that even the kids will love.  They are easy to assemble and don't take much time to make. Definitely better for you and your wallet than those store bought kind. These bars tend to fall apart easily so be sure to pack them tight and chill them as indicated. Enjoy! 

1 cup rolled oats
3/4 cup sweetened coconut (can use unsweetened)
1/2 cup sliced almonds (slivered work well or you can use whole almonds)
1/4 cup raisins or cranberries (or chopped apricots, dates...the possibilities are endless)
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1/2 cup peanuts  
3/4 cup tahini, natural peanut butter, or almond butter (or a combo - I used 1/4 cup each)
1/4 cup agave or honey
1/4 cup almond or soy milk

In a large bowl combine the oats through peanuts; stir to combine. Put the honey, nut/seed butter and milk in a microwave safe bowl and heat on high for one minute; gently stir to combine. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until thoroughly combined. On a greased or parchment lined baking sheet, spread the mixture into a one-inch-high rectangle, packing it tightly. Bake at 350° F for 15-20 minutes (not required if you prefer a raw bar) until golden. Cut into bars and chill.

Makes 8 large bars. 

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