Low-Fat Fitness Energy Bars

Recipe by Dancer
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YIELD: 30 bars
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spread oats, cereal and sesame seeds in a 13" x 9" nonstick jelly roll pan.
  • Bake, stirring occasionally, until oats are toasted, about 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, chop apricots (use the food processor); transfer to a large bowl.
  • Add raisins, protein powder and wheat germ; toss with hands to mix.
  • Lightly coat jelly roll pan with cooking spray.
  • In a heavy saucepan over medium-high heat, combine rice syrup and sugar; bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to low, stir in peanut butter, vanilla and cinnamon.
  • Quickly pour syrup over oatmeal mixture and stir well.
  • With wet hands or spatula, immediately spread warm mixture into the jelly roll pan, pressing into a thin, even layer.
  • (Caution, if you work too slowly, the mixture will harden and be difficult to spread). Chill until firm, at least four hours.
  • Cut into 2" x 3" bars.
  • Bars can be wrapped individu ally in wax paper or foil, or stored in an airtight container with waxed paper between layers.
  • They can be refrigerated for up to four weeks, or frozen for longer storage.
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