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Homemade Energy Bars

This is a great snack recipe. Also, you can make substitutions to it to change it up and make it taste different. Soy butter, almond butter, cashew butter, etc can be used in place of peanut butter. You can also use creamed or liquid honey, agave nectar or molasses in place of the honey. Instead of coconut, try some type of crushed cereal, wheat germ, whole wheat flour, granola, or cocoa powder.
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If you cannot find ground flax seed you can buy it whole and grind it yourself in a coffee grinder. You can also use regular size chocolate chips or substitute raisins, cranberries, or chopped nuts in place of the chocolate chips.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (or other nut butter)
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup ground flax seed
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Directions:

Mix everything above in a medium bowl until thoroughly incorporated. Let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour. Once chilled, roll into balls and enjoy! Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.

Source: http://smashedpeasandcarrots.blogspot.com

By Rachel's Mom from Wilkesboro, NC

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Similar to energy bars for sale, these bars are made fresher and more frugally with ingredients on hand in many kitchens.

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These bites are no bake and they are peanut butter flavored and this recipe included chocolate chips and ground flaxseed, honey, vanilla and oatmeal.

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February 5, 2012
Sometimes I start craving chocolate, but as we all know, candy bars are NOT healthy. The coconut oil used in this recipe actually helps you lose fat. This is a quick and easy recipe that will satisfy your cravings for chocolate and it's healthy too!
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In a small bowl stir in honey, vanilla, and peanut butter. Add dry ingredients; blend thoroughly. Mix with your hands to make sure all dry ingredients have been well coated. Pack in a lightly greased 9 X 12 teflon pan.

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March 3, 2013

Before I cut into bars it appears they may crumble. Used 6 tablespoons of agave, I don't want more sugar. How about peanut butter? Any suggestions? Thanks.

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