Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Peanut Butter Energy Bars

I can't get enough of these bars. I posted them on my blog at, but I had to share here too. They are super yummy and keep me going on a busy day of carting/chasing around my two active boys.

(Note: you can omit the honey and replace it with light corn syrup)

Peanut Butter Energy Bars

2 cups whole oats, toasted
2 cups honey nut Os
1 cup roasted and salted peanuts
½ cup sesame seeds (alternatively, you could use dried fruit)
½ cup chocolate chips
¼ cup ground flax seed (alternatively, you could use wheat germ or just more oats)
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup honey
½ cup brown sugar

In a large microwave safe dish, place the oats and cook on high in the microwave for one minute. Stir, repeat two times.

In a large bowl, mix the oats, Os, peanuts, sesame seeds, chocolate chips and flax seed.

In a microwave safe bowl, mix the peanut butter, honey and brown sugar. Microwave for 1-2 minutes, or until bubbly. Pour over the oat mixture and stir well.

Pour into a 9x13 dish or in a rectangle shape on top of a cookie sheet, lined with either a Silpat liner or parchment paper.

Let cool and enjoy!

Makes 16 bars.



Mary Ann Dames, M.S., R.D. said...

These look really yummy. I'm putting them in my "recipe bucket" to try.

Anonymous said...

These are completely awesome!! Thank you!!

Harriet said...

Did you use natural peanut butter?

Sweet Pea Chef said...

Harriet, I use the Jif or Skippy Natural, but you can use whatever you choose!!