Low-Fat Fitness Energy Bars

OHHH my, I made these and they taste so good, You feel like you're cheating. Estimated cost is $8.50 for a months supply. Compare to store bought you will be very surprised at the savings.

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  • 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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  1. FoodBooksSangria
    Delicious! Using what I've had on hand, I've substituted Grape-Nuts & almond butter for the crispy brown rice cereal & peanut butter, respectively. It takes some elbow grease to thoroughly mix the ingredients, and the mixture is dense and chewy, so I find it easier to cut into bars with an electric knife. So worth the trouble, and I now make these regularly to keep on hand in the fridge & freezer. Thanks, Dancer!
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  2. FoodBooksSangria
    Delicious! Using what I've had on hand, I've substituted Grape-Nuts & almond butter for the crispy brown rice cereal & peanut butter, respectively. It takes some elbow grease to thoroughly mix the ingredients, and the mixture is dense and chewy, so I find it easier to cut into bars with an electric knife. So worth the trouble, and I now make these regularly to keep on hand in the fridge & freezer. Thanks, Dancer!
    Reply
  3. sylviaspisic
    very good I used bran buds instead of the brown rice cereal. I only had vanilla protein powder and everything turned out great. You can switch up any of the ingredients and I'm sure it will turn out fine. Great recipe!
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  4. sylviaspisic
    very good I used bran buds instead of the brown rice cereal. I only had vanilla protein powder and everything turned out great. You can switch up any of the ingredients and I'm sure it will turn out fine. Great recipe!
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  5. lortle
    I'm really happy to have tried this recipe! These are great. I skipped the sugar and used 1/2 corn syrup and 1/2 maple syrup, and I also added some dates instead of all the raisins (thus I didn't need the sugar.) I'm thinking about trying other nut butters in the future, for variety. I'll be using this recipe a lot, thanks for posting it!
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