Peanut Energy Bars

Total Time
1hr 15mins
15 mins
1 hr

From Nancy Clark. Cook time is the time for the bars to harden.

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  1. In a large bowl, mix together the first five ingredients, plus the wheat germ if desired, and set aside.
  2. In a medium microwaveable bowl, combine the peanut butter, brown sugar and corn syrup; microwave on high for two minutes. Add vanilla and stir until blended.
  3. Pour the peanut butter mixture over the dry ingredients and stir until coated.
  4. For squares, pour the mixture into an 8 x 8-inch pan coated with cooking spray; for bars, spoon it into a 9 x 13-inch oblong pan. Press down firmly. (It helps to coat your fingers with margarine, oil or cooking spray.).
  5. Let stand for about an hour to harden, then cut into squares or bars.
Most Helpful

5 5

Oh, where have you been all my life?! These bars are irresistible, a hit with the whole family! So long boxed bars! I subbed honey for corn syrup; didn't have Rice Krispies, so I subbed 1 c. steel cut oats for texture. Turned out wonderfully. Thank you!!!!

4 5

These bars are so easy and delicious! I tried them out by making a half recipe first, but liked them so much I had to make a full batch immediately! Only made one change - I used honey instead of corn syrup. Makes an easy, tasty snack!

5 5

WOW, these bars are amazing! They taste sooo good! Very peanutty, seedy, sweet and delicious. Mmmm! I used puffed buckwheat in place of rice krispies and sugar-free hazelnut syrup in place of the corn syrup. I felt that would make it sweet enough, so I left out the sugar completely. That way my bars didnt set up that sturdy, but they tasted so good and I could eat a few more. lol
THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing this true winner with us, Jen! I cant wait to make these again!
Made and reviewed for I Recommend on recommendation of weekend cooker February 2012.