Pack It and Go Energy Bars

"This is a great recipe for taking on a hike, a picnic, camping, or just to have in the car for a pick me up! From Foodnetwork.com"
 
Pack It and Go Energy Bars created by Cookin-jo
Ready In:
1hr 10mins
Ingredients:
19
Yields:
18 bars
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ingredients

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directions

  • Preheat oven to 300°F.
  • Place oats and sliced almonds on a baking sheet.
  • Toast in oven for 10 minutes.
  • Set aside.
  • Turn the oven to 325°F.
  • Place raisins, apricots, oats, and almonds in a food processor.
  • Pulse about 10 times until coarsely chopped.
  • Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a heavy-duty mixer fitted with a paddle, beat the butter, brown sugar, molasses and egg until light and fluffy.
  • In a separate bowl, combine both flours, dry milk, wheat germ, baking powder, baking soda, vanilla, and salt.
  • Add to the creamed mixture.
  • Add the milk and mix thoroughly.
  • Add dried fruit mixture.
  • Butter a 13x9-inch baking pan.
  • Pour in the batter and spread evenly.
  • Bake for about 30 minutes, until set.
  • Cool in the pan. Cut into 18 (1 x 4-inch) bars.
  • To store, wrap bars individually in plastic wrap or those little snack baggies.
  • Will keep for about 1 week. For longer storage, freeze for up to 3 months.

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  1. Peachie Keene
    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.
     
  2. Geniale Genie
    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!
     
  3. CoffeeB
    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~
     
  4. free-free
    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
     
  5. Cookin-jo
    Pack It and Go Energy Bars Created by Cookin-jo

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