Almond-Honey Power Bar

Almond-Honey Power Bar

67 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2010

Great for breakfast on the go! Golden roasted nuts, seeds and oats are enveloped by flavorful almond butter in these delectably chewy, no-fuss energy bars. Unrefined turbinado sugar adds a deep caramelly undertone. Feel free to use light brown sugar instead. Bars stored at room temperature will be softer than those that are refrigerated.

Ingredients 8 servings

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  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • ¼ cup slivered almonds
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseeds, preferably golden
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 cup unsweetened whole-grain puffed cereal (see Note)
  • ⅓ cup currants
  • ⅓ cup chopped dried apricots
  • ⅓ cup chopped golden raisins
  • ¼ cup creamy almond butter (see Note)
  • ¼ cup turbinado sugar (see Note)
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt


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  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat an 8-inch-square pan with cooking spray.
  2. Spread oats, almonds, sunflower seeds, flaxseeds and sesame seeds on a large, rimmed baking sheet. Bake until the oats are lightly toasted and the nuts are fragrant, shaking the pan halfway through, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl. Add cereal, currants, apricots and raisins; toss to combine.
  3. Combine almond butter, sugar, honey, vanilla and salt in a small saucepan. Heat over medium-low, stirring frequently, until the mixture bubbles lightly, 2 to 5 minutes.
  4. Immediately pour the almond butter mixture over the dry ingredients and mix with a spoon or spatula until no dry spots remain. Transfer to the prepared pan. Lightly coat your hands with cooking spray and press the mixture down firmly to make an even layer (wait until the mixture cools slightly if necessary). Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes; cut into 8 bars.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Store in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 1 month; thaw at room temperature.
  • Ingredient notes: For this recipe, we like unsweetened puffed multi-grain cereal, such as Kashi's 7 Whole Grain Puffs.
  • Almond butter can be found at natural-foods stores and large supermarkets, near the peanut butter.
  • Turbinado sugar is steam-cleaned raw cane sugar. It's coarse-grained and light brown in color, with a slight molasses flavor. Find it in the natural-foods section of large supermarkets or at natural-foods stores.
  • Cut Down on Dishes: A rimmed baking sheet is great for everything from roasting to catching accidental drips and spills. For effortless cleanup and to keep your baking sheets in tip-top shape, line them with a layer of foil before each use.
  • Storage smarts: For long-term freezer storage, wrap your food in a layer of plastic wrap followed by a layer of foil. The plastic will help prevent freezer burn while the foil will help keep off-odors from seeping into the food.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 bar
  • Per serving: 246 calories; 10 g fat(1 g sat); 4 g fiber; 38 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein; 28 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 25 g sugars; 15 g added sugars; 164 IU vitamin A; 1 mg vitamin C; 62 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 57 mg sodium; 316 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 1 starch, 1½ other carbohydrate, 2 fat

Reviews 67

July 26, 2018
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By: Srinivas G
July 08, 2018
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By: Chrissyt
I only used honey and no sugar and it came out great
April 29, 2017
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By: Susan
I couldn't get the unsweetened cereal, so I used Kashi's Go Lean Original Cereal which has a shameful 8 g of sugars per serving. I cut out the sugar completely, cut the honey in half, doubled the almond butter, and added about a tablespoon of coconut oil. The mixture was pretty dry, so I sprinkled on some water until I got a sticky mix. I didn't have sunflower seeds, so I substituted pumpkin seeds.
February 11, 2017
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By: vinnyb
I think these are amazing. I did not add sugar and found they were plenty sweet without it. I also used agave syrup instead of honey as I didnt have honey on hand.I also opted to use dried cranberries instead of apricots. Just a personal preference.these held up well and packed great for lunch. I put them in a baggy instead of parchment paper because I eat on the go and was easier to handle. These are a must have for a healthy snack.
January 07, 2017
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By: Janelle
These were pretty good... I added about 1 TBLS water to the nut butter mix. I was worried that it would be watery and the bar would fall apart- but I think it helped it act more like glue (it seemed like this was a problem in other reviews) I would skip the additional sugar- these are quite sweet with all of the dried fruit and honey. I kept them in the fridge for the week individually wrapped in parchment paper (which is what I lined the pan with before refrigerating them) and they were great for a quick breakfast!
September 27, 2016
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By: mary
I made these with half honey and half agave and used about a cup of almond butter and peanut butter mixed. They stayed together very well with no crumbling. I didn't use any of the fruit in the recipe. I used acai berries, sprouted almonds, sunflower seeds and pecans. Also for my dried mixed base I used gf rolled oats and coconut flakes roasted. Delicious, they were so good and I will make them again!
April 10, 2015
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By: EatingWell User
Very tasty and easy to modify My finished bars were delicious, but I did make a few changes based on other reviews and what I had on hand. I eliminated the sugar, used natural chunky peanut butter, Kashi honey puffs, and agave instead of honey. I had no sesame seeds but added a tablespoon of chia seeds and ground flax seeds. To make the one cup of fruit I used some dried mixed fruits, craisins, and raisins. I did bake them for 8 mins to firm them up though they're still a bit crumbly. Next time I might add a little more of the nut butter as a binder. This is a great base recipe to amend as needed. Pros: easy, delicious Cons: crumbly
February 23, 2015
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By: EatingWell User
Not really a bar This was fine, but not enough sauce to keep the bars in form. Going to use as granola, but will be on the lookout for something that hopefully will keep it's shape more. Pros: tasty, adapt with different dried fruits Cons: Doesn't stay in bar form
December 18, 2013
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By: cmfrakes
Delicious! I used peanut butter, 1 C dried cranberries, pecans, and skipped the sugar. These are so good! Mine didn't stay in bar form, but crumbly granola is fine. I will definitely make these again. Pros: easy to make
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