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These ckae bars had a yummy flavor but did not hold for very long :( They were at their finest just freshly baked, otherwise they were just so-so.

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Peachie Keene October 08, 2009

I never would have thought about grinding the nuts, fruits, and oats, but it makes all the difference in the texture; it's not like a cake-y pastry holding together large chunks. I didn't have any almonds, so I substituted them with 1/4 cup of sunflower seeds and used 1 3/4 cups of mixed fruit and nuts. I also didn't have any wheat germ, so I used wheat bran instead. The result was delicious... thanks Sharon!

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Geniale Genie June 21, 2009

I also made these my own after reading previous reviewers. I used a combination of fruit and nut medley for my 1 1/2 cups of dried fruits. Also added a 1/4 cup whey vanilla protein powder and 1/4 cup dry milk. Beefed up the whole wheat flour some and - from the white. Thanks Sharon. I've been meaning to make this for quite some time. I should mention too that I made and wrapped them individually for the freezer for easy snacking whenever. Made for Cook-Book Tag~

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CoffeeB October 23, 2008

Great snack bars...wonderfully versatile...like others I reinterpreted the add ins by using my own dried fruit mix of a combo of delicious berries, pineapple, apple and what -have-you ( { :) } )- (I have been dehydrating a lot of late with my new favorite toy/obsession {lol}... used some toasted steal oats and some flax seed (for a textural punch) ... soy-milk (vanilla flavored) & kinda played with protein-powder in with the dry mix instead of the dried milk (at my husbands request -that would be his latest favorite obsession {{RE:lol}} :) )...he is LOVING these as his after gym meal/treat and PICK-ME-UP!!!:)...Thanks Sharon

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free-free June 03, 2008

Outstanding to be sure!!! The flavour and texture of these bars are amazing. The dried fruits add plenty of sweetness and moisture, and the nuts and oats add a very satisfying chewiness. And the bars really are filling. These are much better than anything you can buy in the store and are low in fat. I will be making these before our next long car trip and for school lunches. Thank you, Sharon, for this fantastic make again and again recipe.

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Cookin-jo February 07, 2008

A cross between a snack and granola bar this recipe was unique and delicious. Loved the great textures and flavors from the fruits, nuts and grains folded into the subtlely sweet batter. Not only were they tasty, they were very filling and one bar for breakfast keep me going for hours, not always true with bars. Used this as an opportunity to use up small amounts of fruits and nuts my bars had a combination of currants, apricots, peaches and cranberries measured to 1 1/2 cups. Also added a tablespoon or two of sunflower seeds to supplement my almonds which were a little short. The recipe has that kind of versatility as long as the ratios remain the same - so it invites repeat appearances. Thanks Sharon!

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justcallmetoni January 12, 2008

I have been looking for something that hubby could take when traveling. This seems to fill the bill. I used a combination of dark raisins and dates. I have also found that if I use the "robust" molasses, that it can usually be cut in half. As was the case in this recipe. Hubby loved them and agrees that they will be perfect for his out of town travels when he needs to pack a snack.

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PaulaG April 24, 2004
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