These are ah-may-zing. You need to make these right now. These energy bars are full of heart healthy superfoods dark chocolate (my favorite supperfood!) and cranberries, not to mention made with whole wheat flower and oats and super healthy cinnamon. These bars are not only good for you but amazingly delish.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bars
adapted from Health Magazine
1/2 cup whole-wheat flower
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
2 large eggs
2 TBSP canola oil
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups barley flakes or rolled oats (<—I opted for the oats!)
3/4 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup dry roasted peanuts
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
*Pre-heat oven to 350. Grease 13 x 8 inch cooking pan
Or, if you are like me and don’t have adequate baking supplies…grease whatever pan you can find. Mine happened to be round. Oops.
*Whisk together flour, baking soda and cinnamon
*In large bowl, beat brown sugar and peanut butter until well combined. Beat in eggs, oil, and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture. Add oats/barley, cranberries, peanuts and chocolate chips, stirring to combine.
Makes 24 bars
Serving Size: 1 bar
Calories: 176 // fat: 8.2 g (sat 2.3 g, mono 3.7 g, poly 1.8 grams) // Cholesterol: 16mg // Protein: 4g // Carbohydrate: 24 g // Sugars: 16g // Fiber: 2g // Iron: 1mg // Sodium: 62mg // Calcium: 18mg
Other Fall Recipes
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