Energy Bars

Recipe by Jeanne Burke

These bars are good to take along on outings with the kids, or as a snack. They really do give a boost when your energy starts to flag.

Top Review by Bev I Am

Jeanne, I know this recipe was only published this morning, but when I saw the combination of brown sugar, dates and oatmeal, I printed it, rushed to the kitchen and made it right away! This is amazing! I couldn't even wait for it to cool before tasting it. This is a wonderful snack. So easy to make and will be great to have on hand. I made it with 2 cups dates and followed the rest of the directions to a T. I know my husband is going to love this recipe. Thanks for posting!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Filling: Stir together sugar, cornstarch, 1 cup of water, and desired fruit, cook over medium heat until thick and bubbly; cool.
  2. Cream butter and brown sugar.
  3. Sift together flour, soda and salt and stir into creamed mixture.
  4. Add oats and 1 tbsp of water.
  5. Firmly pat half of mixture into 13x9x2" pan.
  6. Spread filling on top.
  7. Mix 1 tbsp of water into the remaining 1/2 of mixture.
  8. Spread on top of filling, pat smooth.
  9. Bake at 350 for about 35-40 minutes.
  10. works well at high altitudes.

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