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    Fruit, Honey and Coconut Energy Bars

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    15 mins

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    EdsGirlAngie's Note:

    Why pay almost $3 or $4 for an overpriced box of trail mix-style bars when you can make your own easily? A 6 ounce bag of puffed brown rice cereal goes for 80 cents at our local supermarket, and 6 ounces is a lot of puffed rice! You can use natural, low-sugar or low-fat peanut butters, use raisins instead of dried cherries or substitute chocolate or carob chips for the coconut (or include everything you can!). In addition to the sunflower seeds, I like to add sesame seeds for extra crunch as well.

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    Other optional ingredients

    • chocolate or carob chips (optional)
    • sliced almonds (other nuts are a little too oily for this) (optional)


    1. 1
      Grease an 8x8 pan with a little butter.
    2. 2
      In a large bowl, mix together the peanut butter, honey and vanilla extract until well-combined.
    3. 3
      Add the sunflower seeds, dried fruit, sesame seeds and coconut and combine thoroughly with the peanut butter mixture.
    4. 4
      Gradually add the puffed brown rice cereal to this.
    5. 5
      This is where a child comes in handy-- this step is gooey and messy and best mixed with your hands- and kids love stuff like that.
    6. 6
      Firmly press the mixture into the prepared 8x8 pan; you'll need to wet your hands slightly, otherwise the mixture just sticks to them.
    7. 7
      Cover and refrigerate for a couple of hours, then cut and serve.
    8. 8
      They're very rich!

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 07, 2010


      These are delicious! The honey/PB combination is always a hit with me. I couldn't find brown rice cereal, so I just used regular Quaker puffed rice. I subbed chopped dates for the dried fruit in hopes that my husband would prefer it... but he doesn't care for the dates or the sunflower seeds in it. I chose to leave out the sesame seeds. Well, I'll make it again, but just for me!

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    • on September 12, 2007


      delicious. we substituted toasted oatss for the rice and it was pretty good also.

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    • on October 04, 2005


      Why this recipe hasn't been rated yet is beyond me. These bars were SO good & super easy to make. The only change I did make was to add a bit more honey than called for. That is only because of my tastes. The different ways to make these are endless. I made cranberry, chocolate, & raisin bars.... Delicious. Thank you so much for a great recipe! I will be making these every week from now on!

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    Nutritional Facts for Fruit, Honey and Coconut Energy Bars

    Serving Size: 1 (44 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 220.8
    Calories from Fat 139
    Total Fat 15.4 g
    Saturated Fat 3.9 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 100.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 17.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.3 g
    Sugars 13.8 g
    Protein 6.9 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    dried cherries

    puffed brown rice cereal

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