Almond Oat Energy Bars

These are a good snack for a hike or a road trip.. Or you could eat them in bed while you watch The Colbert Report, either way.


Ingredients :

  • 2 cups quick oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup crushed pretzels
  • 1/2 cup crushed walnuts
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1-1/2 cups natural peanut butter
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • You could also add : sunflower seeds, pecan bits or any other thing you like in your bars

Preheat your oven to 350

In a large bowl, mix together oats, coconut flakes, pretzels, walnuts, almonds, sesame seeds, and raisins.

Mix together peanut butter, maple syrup, and vanilla in a small bowl, then microwave on high for 1 minute.

Combine the wet and dry ingredients and add chocolate chips, if desired.

Generously grease a baking 9×13 pan or sheet and pour in the mixture. Press into the pan and even out with a spoon or a rubber spatula– bars should be around 1 inch thick.

Bake for 15 minutes. At around 7 minutes, rotate the pan.

Let cool, refrigerate and cut into approx. 12 bars.


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