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.

Maria Speck
Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2010

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Recipe Summary

total:
1 hr
Servings:
8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat an 8-inch-square pan with cooking spray.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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 Facts

246 calories; protein 5.4g 11% DV; carbohydrates 38.4g 12% DV; exchange other carbs 2.5; dietary fiber 4g 16% DV; sugars 24.9g; fat 9.6g 15% DV; saturated fat 1.1g 6% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 164.4IU 3% DV; vitamin c 0.7mg 1% DV; folate 28.5mcg 7% DV; calcium 62.5mg 6% DV; iron 1.7mg 9% DV; magnesium 74.3mg 27% DV; potassium 315.5mg 9% DV; sodium 56.6mg 2% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 10% DV; added sugar 15g.

Reviews (67)

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68 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 57
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
07/31/2018
tasty Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2018
I only used honey and no sugar and it came out great Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/29/2017
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/06/2017
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. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/07/2017
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! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2016
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! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/10/2015
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 Read More
Rating: 2 stars
02/23/2015
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 Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2013
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 Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2013
Good Bye Cliff Bars We eat a lot of energy bars in our house always looking for something to throw in a pack that has dense nutritional value. These are by far the best I have found. I followed the recipe exactly except for cutting the turbinado sugar in half. My husband who is a fan of the sugary pre-packaged versions is now a convert. Pros: Chock full of goodness Cons: None Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2013
Feel good about eating these! So easy so delicious! I used dried tart cherries and dried apricots added pumpkin seeds and used agave syrup instead of honey. I also baked mine about 8 minutes just to help firm up bc they were very soft. Such a great recipe to make your own! Yes a little pricey but more than one batch (I easily got 12 bars not 8 in one batch) and that probably averages out. Plus there is something to be said about knowing what my kids are eating. Pros: Easy and tasty Cons: Not as cheap as I would like need to make 2-3 batches to get worth. But that's more to eat:-) Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/04/2012
We love these! I have been looking for a breakfast bar recipe where there was no added refined sugar & when I read the changes others made to omit the sugar I thought I would try it. I did not use raisins but used dried cranberries & dried unsweetened/ unsulfured mangoes from Trader Joes. I also drizzled a little dark chocolate on top to mimic the breakfast bars I was used to eating. Delicious!!! Will make again & again! Overall healthy & w/no added preservatives & less costly which was what I was trying to accomplish. Pros: Healthy delicious & filling Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2012
Love 'em! I've been looking for a healthy granola bar recipe for years now that didn't taste like cardboard and these bars are so yummy my family loved them. I'm making them tomorrow for the soccer team. Pros: healthy tasty food on the go Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2012
53 reviews for Almond-Honey Power Bar I made these yesterday & omitted the sugar completely. Instead of almond butter I used un-hulled tahini spread which worked like a treat. I used goji berries instead of the apricots & sultanas instead of currants. I followed the recipe for the rest but instead of refrigerating the tray when I was done I put it back in a 180 oven for 10 minutes which glued it altogether & made them crunchy & yum!! Oh yeh I put in a couple tablespoons of black chia just to mould it altogether success!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2012
SO easy and delicious!! I made these for my dad because he has to keep his cholesterol down and I figured this would be a good thing for him to grab instead of something unhealthy. He LOVED them! It's so easy to add different ingredients too! Instead of puff cereal I used honey nut cheerios. They came out great Pros: quick healthy easy Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2012
Cheaper and Better For You Granola Bars I've made these granola bars several times now and they are now a staple on the kitchen counter. The ingredients can easily be varied - from nut butters to dried fruit. Try Peanut butter with raisins currants and chopped peanuts; or cashew butter with dried cherries apriocots and chopped cashews. Make sure to line the pan with foil coat with non-stick spray and use an oil coated piece of foil to help press the mixture into the pan to make really firm bars. Pros: simple uses whole ingredients easy to make organic ingredients can be varied Cons: very sweet but when you need a sweet fix... Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/17/2012
Easy and tasty! These are great bars for an on-the-go breakfast or an after-school snack. My 6-yr-old loves to help me make them. I usually let the honey mixture cool a little then pour it over the other ingredients and let him mix it up with his hands. I love that these are made with only almonds for nuts since we have a peanut allergy in the house! I usually sub ground flaxseed for whole. Pros: Easy healthy Cons: messy to make Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/27/2012
Delicious satisfying and versatile I made these according to the recipe but w/o the extra sugar as I used the sweetened puffs a little more salt and no golden raisins (I used apricots). I added raw pumpkin seeds and some toasted amaranth seeds for extra protein. These held together well after they chilled for half an hour. Everyone loved them. Will be making again and trying some variations such as smooth peanut butter instead of almond butter. Pros: tasty and healthy Cons: expensive but that can be fixed Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2011
crunchy chewy yummy Made a double batch. My family LOVED them...and so did I. They're a great combo of crunchy chewy sweet and filling. Didn't blow my diet at all during the week I had these in the house because they are satisfying. Pros: easy Cons: none Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I have already made these 5 or 6 times and have tweet about this recipe. I really love this recipe. Instead of Kashi puff cereal I use puff millet cereal. I store my cereal bars in the fridge so it will be more firm. Really love this recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Made this recipe numerous times already and really love it! I prefer to wrap each bar in plastic wrap and store in the fridge to keep bars firm and crispy. Instead of using Kashi Multi-Grain Puff Cereal I use Arrowhead Mills Puffed Millet Cereal which is a good substitution for this recipe (cheaper too). Baking the oats almonds sunflower/flax/sesame seeds brings out the nice flavor to these bars so don't skip the baking step. I bake the oat mixture for 8 minutes (10 minutes became too brown in my oven). Highly recommend this recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Made this bar numerous times already and really love it. I prefer to wrap each bar separately in plastic wrap and store in the fridge to keep the bars firm and crispy. Really love the taste and texture of these bars. Instead of using Kashi multi-grain puff cereal I use Arrowhead Mills Puffed Millet Cereal and it was a great substitution. What brings out the flavor of these bars is baking the oats almonds and seeds before incorporating the rest of the ingredients so don't skip this step. I baked it for 8 minutes (10 minutes became too browned in my oven). Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I made these bars numerous times already. Really love this recipe. Instead of using Kashi Multi-Grain Puff Cereal I substitute with Arrowhead Mills Puffed Millet Cereal which is cheaper and is a great substitute. What makes these bars so tasty is baking the oats almonds sunflower/flax/sesame seeds for 8 minutes (10 minutes was too long for my oven). Baking the oat mixture brings out better flavor to these bars. I wrap each bar in plastic wrap and store them in the fridge to stay fresh longer and the fridge keeps it firm and crispy. Really good bars. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Made them for the first time this weekend. The kids loved them (picky teenagers) and the wife immediately asked me to make another batch. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
What's the sugar content? Does anyone know? Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I love this recipe. I used dried cherries instead of golden raisins because my bulk grocery was out of golden raisins. I think the currants are essential - they make a nice sweet spot and fool husbands into thinking they're eating chocolate chips!!!:) I can't wait to try some more fruit variations!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Wonderful recipe! Very quick and easy. Great for a mid-day snack. I used peanut butter instead of almond butter and they came out fine. I also added in dried dates and cranberries. Keep them in the fridge and they'll be good for weeks. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Way too sweet for me!! I think I would love these with about half as much sugar. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I made these last night and they were a complete hit! Kid tested mother approved we all loved them. I too made some substitutions for berries that I already had like blueberries and cranberries as well as I used Kashi go lean original and picked out the fiber twigs. I love that this recipe calls for healthy ingredients like unrefined sugar and almond butter I used sea salt too. Either way they came out perfect. Thanks! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
From the Carbohydrate Exchanges I would guess there is a total of 38 g Carbs and 23 g of those from sugars the rest from starches. I made this recipes and drizzled melted dark chocolate over the top! Adds a few more calories but with a large glass of milk this is a great meal! My family loved them and ate them all up. I also used 7 whole grain honey puffs which were fabulous. Used dried apricots and cranberries. Lots of variations that can be made! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Fantastic! I also think they are a little too sweet so will probably reduce the sugar next time. I cut them into 10 pieces instead of 8 and wrap them separately in parchment paper and then in a plastic bag. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I've made these several times - they're great to have around. I leave out the turbinado sugar it's completely unnecessary. Because my kids are small I cut the recipe in 10-12 bars which seems to be a good size for them. Change up the dried fruit change up the puffed cereal (sometimes I use puffed brown rice sometimes puffed millet). and you've got a great snack. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Great recipe and very flexible. I substituted dried cherries and dates for fruit. I didn't have flaxseed on hand so omitted (probably affects the nutrition more than the taste). I used puffed rice (again that's what I had). Came out great. I read the "too sweet" comments before I made so I cut the sugar in half. Still pretty sweet. Next time I will probably leave out the sugar completely and put a Tablespoon or so of black strap molasses in its place. Add a little dietary iron punch. My only comment is if you cut an 8 x 8 pan into 8 bars you have really big bars (in my opinion). I cut mine into sixteen 1" x 4" bars and those are plenty big for a snack or combine with a cup of yogurt for a full breakfast. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
These are fabulous. I made a couple of substitutes because I didn't have everything. I used chunky peanut butter instead of almond butter and sliced almonds instead of slivered. My daughter wants to make more with different add ins. We're going to try dried cherries and dark chocolate. We will probably leave out the sugar so they won't be too sweet. Super easy and really tasty for an afternoon snack. Will definitely make these again and again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
These bars are absolutely wonderful..... I found that I could reduce if not eliminate the sugar and add a bit more honey and they are just as good if not better. I find there is enough sugar from the fruit. I also chose to use dried cranberries apricots and dates. Everyone loved them Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I love it because it is simple and can be made wheat free by using puffed rice cereal. The nutrients are great too. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
These were so perfect! I have been looking for a good homemade granola bar recipe with no eggs or oil. These are delicious! I left out the 1/4 cup of turbinado sugar these did not need it. The honey made them sweet enough. I love these and I am sure you can change up the fruit and nuts each time you make them. Excellent these are my new go-to recipe for granola bars. I like to stay away from the store bought ones they are filled with sugar and oils. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
These bars are delicious. The bite is chewier than a Nature's Own granola bar but it still has a nice bit of crunchieness to it from the toasted almonds oats etc. The only things I did differently from the recipe were: 1. I left out the turbinado sugar entirely. (I read previous reviews about this recipe and many of them said that the bars were too sweet) 2. I used two 9x5 bread pans instead of the 8x8 square pan (because I didn't have one). I would actually recommend using two bread pans if you have them. I was able to use the bottom of one bread pan to help pack down the bars in the other. And when I chilled the bars in the fridge I simply stacked the bread pans on top of each other (which took up less space in my refrigerator than an 8x8 pan would have). I will definitely make this recipe again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
NEEDS MORE SALT. I love NEEDS MORE SALT. I love these but my husband didn't like my original three batches because they were too sweet. On my fourth batch I accidently added 1/2 tsp salt instead of 1/8 tsp salt and it makes a difference in the flavor. The sweetness is still there but it is not too much and the salt adds a nice touch to the flavor. We both think they taste much better with just a little more salt. Also I started with Quaker Oats but I find that the Bob's Red Mill Organic Oats taste more fresh. It could be that my Quaker Oats were a little old since I don't eat oatmeal but I think I am going to stick with Bob's Red Mill Oats just in case. We like to eat the power-bars when they are at room temperature. If they are straight out of the fridge they are a little too crunchy/hard. We like the gooeyness of the bar more unless you are eating them in the car on the way to work- then I suppose the crunchy ones are better. The recipe states it makes 8 bars but I cut them up into 16 bars. One (1/16 bar) is about 2-3 weight watcher points. It is high in carbs so I find that the 1/16 bar a small bowl of yogurt with fresh fruit and a cup of coffee with low-fat cream in the morning keeps me going until snack time about 2-3 hours later. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I made these yesterday and they are great! The puffed cereal makes these lighter than granola made just with oats. I didn't have any sunflower seeds so I used pumpkin seeds and they were just as good. This recipe is great and invites substitutions and creativity. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
A nice cookie but not a good breakfast. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Love this recipe... so does everyone I've given it to. I make a double batch each week I don't add sugar. Try chia seeds for extra protein nonfat dry milk added during the mixing process adds nutrition too. C. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I just wrapped the bars and they are too delicate and falling apart. Very messy. Otherwise taste real good. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
great recipe! just a general comment: when baking and i want to cut down on the calories from sugar substitute using Xyitol. this is a natural sweetener from the bark of a tree. there are no chemical as in splenda and equal etc. and better than stevia. i've always had good results...you judge...give it a try. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
My boys (hubby and 4 year old) love these. Hubby has a nut allergy so I use a combination of seeds and seed butters in place of the nuts. I also add things like chia seeds and vary the dried fruits I use each time so it's not always the same. I usually skip the extra sugar and add a little organic jam or apple butter instead - yummy!!!! I'm so happy to have found this recipe so that I don't have to buy the prepared ones from the store anymore that are filled with loads of bad stuff... Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I've made this recipe once so far. After sharing the test batch with friends I've had to forward the recipe on several times. This is great! Next time I'll try without the additional sugar or cut down on it. There seems to be enough fruit in it to provide enough sweetness. Overall: Love it!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I used this recipe as a guideline for the relative amounts of the ingredients but changed many of the details due to what was available in my pantry and because it was a hot day... and I was lazy! These are the changes I made in the ingredients: 1) I used 1C cooked wheat berries in place of the puffed wheat. 2) I used ground flaxseed in place of the seeds and left out the sesame seeds. 3) I used chopped walnuts and unsalted cashews. 4) I used peanut butter in place of the almond butter. 5) I used chopped dates in place of the dried fruit. 7) I used dark brown sugar (NOT packed) in place of turbinado sugar. 7) I added about a teaspoon of ground cinnamon. I also changed the method to simplify (and to avoid washing another pan!): 1) After toasting the nuts and oats I simply combined them in a bowl with all the other ingredients skipping the stovetop step. I used a silicone spatula to mix it until well combined. 2) I sprayed an 8x8 pan with cooking spray the used to same spatula to press the mixture (quite firmly) in to the pan. 3) I baked the bars until for about 40 minutes though I think this will vary depending on the desired texture and oven temp-- my oven is on the "cool" side. 4) I cut them into 8 bars when they were still a little warm. They were delicious but more chewy than the ones in the original recipe (owing to the wheat berries). Next time I would reduce the sugar and honey by half each and Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Instead of sugar add 1/4 cup chopped dates. Grind oats and flax seeds. No almond butter. Only a pinch of salt and 1/4 tsp cinnamon Add 1/4 cup of cranberry or any juice Mix all the ingredients and bake at 350F for 30 mins. Cool cut into bars. Chewy and delicious. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
These were great as is but Is there a way to work some extra protein into these in the form of protein powder? Could you mix it with the dry ingredients or try dissolving it in the almond butter/honey? Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
LOVE LOVE LOVE! How easy...have to say a little expensive buying all the ingredients - but now I have them and can make this again. I doubled the recipe and used peanut butter instead o almond butter. Peanut butter will add more fat but almond butter is so expensive (can you tell I am on a budget?) Make these don't think about it...just do it! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Love these. Have made them twice - once with honey once with agave (same amounts). Both are tasty but I'd give a slight edge to the agave. Hubby likes one of these organic yogurt and blueberries for a quick breakfast. I like one with a cup of tea in the mid afternoon. Thanks for another great recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Instead of protien powder why not use shelled hemp seeds? Very high in protien 5 T = 20 g. For those w/nut allergies this product can be used - still get a nutty flavor Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
These are delicious. I am allergic to nuts so I used 1/2 cup of sumfower seeds and sunflower seed butter (Sunbutter) in place of the almond butter. The next time I make these I will try to get pumpkin seeds to replace the almonds. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Excellent!! Here's what I did: - 1 cup Bob's Red Mill Extra Thick Rolled Oats Whole Grain - 1/4 cup slivered almonds (or food processer whole almonds) - 1/4 cup of mix from "Good Sense Trail Mix" sunflower and pumpkin seeds. - 1 tablespoon flaxseeds preferably golden - 1 tablespoon sesame seeds - 1 cup unsweetened Kashi's 7 Whole Grain Puffs - 1/3 cup dried Cherries - 1/3 cup chopped dried apricots (optional) - 1/3 cup chopped golden raisins - 1 T Wheat Bran - 1 T Protein Powder - 1/4 cup all natural Krema crunchy peanut butter (see Note) - 1 single serving Mott's Unsweetened Applesauce - 1/4 cup honey - 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract - 1/8 teaspoon almond extract - 1/8 teaspoon salt Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I love this recipe! Imagine all the different substitutes a person can use...have already. The only change I made was to use Agave instead of honey. Next time I'll be using half almond butter and half peanut butter with a hint of orange zest and will also substitute Wheylow gold (a natural brown sugar substitute) for the Turbinado sugar. Marge Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Awesome recipe! I followed it exactly and weren't too sweet. I think if you're using sweetened peanut butter that could be the problem everyone's indiating so you might leave out sugar as suggested. I used all natural almond butter which is not sweet and came out perfectly! Too save I found about every item in the bulk section of my local specialty store. That way I could buy the exact portions needed and not have left overs. Next time going to it with try dark chocolate chips and cranberries! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Thank you for a nutritious and healthy snack! The whole family loves it! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I hate granola bars and energy bars. I've never eaten a dried apricot. but I LOVE THESE BARS!!! Really. I remember reading about this in my Eating Well magazine and thought I would give it a try. My husband bikes a lot so I thought these would be great to take along as a snack for the carbs. This was the easiest recipe to put together and I could find most of the items in my neighborhood store. My substitutions were minimal: Dried cranberries instead of currants 3/4 tsp of almond extract instead of vanilla extract. Pumpkin seeds instead of sunflower seeds. I can't wait for the next birthday event at the office. I'm going to make a couple of batches of these! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Loved this bar! Found clean up easy by using a waxed paper lining the 8" pan rather than oil spray. Then cut up the waxed paper for wrappers for the bars. To increase the protein I used Kashi Go Lean in place of the puffed cereal. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Maybe granola bars just aren't my family's thing. We found this recipe too rich even though I omitted the raw sugar and added only the honey. But of all the granola bars we have ever tried this was my favorite. Very toasty nutty taste. I may try the recipe listed in this comments blog. Maybe it won't taste so sweet and rich. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Wonderful recipe! I substituted Craisins for the raisins because raisins give my husband and son a stomach ache. They were a bit soft so I might boil the almond butter/sugar mixture just a little longer. I've tried a lot of granola bar recipes and this one is by far the best in taste and nutrition! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
I made these yesterday and the three of us devoured them. Must make more today. Reminds me of eating Cracker Jacks!!! But good for you. I used peanut butter instead of the almond butter. Really wonderful!!!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Delicious and nutritious even though there are a lot of ingredients and ones that many people won't have in their home these bars are worth the time and energy. they are tasty filling and even my pickiest eater gobbled them up. Pros: tastes great filling snack Cons: time consuming lots of ingredients that aren't common Read More
Rating: 2 stars
10/29/2011
Not worth it Not worth the trouble of getting all the ingredients and the expense. They did not hold together well and they were quite bland. Pros: Healthy ingredients Cons: No taste did not hold together. Too expensive and too many ingredients to make again Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Most Marvelous REALLY like these and find that the ingredients are not that hard to get on hand. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
easy to make I threw these together last night using what I had in the house. I used peanut butter cheerios craisins dried cherries raisins & light brown sugar but everything else was the same. They turned out wonderful! I cut them into smaller pieces so they are around 100 calories per serving. I am going to make them again with the right ingredients later this week. I bought everything today. I bought the nuts and dried fruit in the bulk section and only bought what I needed to save money. The turbinado sugar was not too hard to find or expensive however the almond butter was 8- 10 a jar. I passed on that. I will stick to my Smart Balance peanut butter. The large jar was on sale today for 5. Pros: easy to substitute ingredients Cons: almond butter is very expensive Read More
Rating: 3 stars
10/29/2011
Almond-Honey Power Bar I do enjoy this type of bar but could not indulge because of the high sugar content. Pros: The recipe sounds delicious and I know I would enjoy it Cons: however the sugar count is double digit which is too high. Also a bariatric doctor I went to said that flaxseeds are no good to you nutritionally unless they are ground. Read More