Peanutty Energy Bars Recipe

  • 1/2 cup (60 g) salted dry-roasted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup (60 g) roasted sunflower seed kernels, or use more peanuts or other nuts
  • 1/2 cup (80 g) raisins or other dried fruit
  • 2 cups (160 g) uncooked oatmeal, old-fashioned or instant
  • 2 cups (50 g) toasted rice cereal, such as Rice Krispies
  • 1/2 cup (130 g) peanut butter, crunchy or creamy
  • 1/2 cup (100 g) packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Optional: 1/4 cup toasted wheat germ
  1. Mix together the first six ingredients in a medium bowl. Set aside. Combine peanut butter, brown sugar and corn syrup in a large bowl. Microwave on high for 2 minutes. Add vanilla and stir until blended. Add dry ingredients from medium bowl. Stir until coated. Spoon mixture into an 8-inch square pan coated with non-stick spray. Press down firmly (It helps to spray fingers with nonstick spray). Let stand about 1 hour. Cut into bars.