These one-bowl, no-bake energy squares ensure a quick way to refuel during long meetings, tough workouts or that mid-afternoon energy slump. Feel free to swap the blueberries for your favorite dried fruit and the pistachios for your favorite nut--but keep the maple syrup as is; we found using less than 1/2 cup resulted in crumbly bars.

Breana Killeen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2018
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Line an 8-inch-square baking pan with parchment paper, leaving extra hanging over two sides. Lightly coat the parchment with cooking spray.

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  • Mix peanut butter and maple syrup in a large bowl. Stir in oats, blueberries, pistachios and salt. Spread the mixture firmly and evenly into the prepared pan. Refrigerate until cold, about 1 hour. Cut into 16 squares.

Tips

To make ahead: Store airtight at room temperature for up to 3 days or refrigerate for up to 1 week.

Equipment: Parchment paper

Tip: People with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity should use oats that are labeled “gluten-free,” as oats are often cross-contaminated with wheat and barley.

Nutrition Facts

206.3 calories; protein 5.7g 11% DV; carbohydrates 21.5g 7% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 2.8g 11% DV; sugars 10.5g; fat 10.6g 16% DV; saturated fat 1.6g 8% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 17.3IU; vitamin c 1.3mg 2% DV; folate 7.4mcg 2% DV; calcium 20.3mg 2% DV; iron 0.8mg 4% DV; magnesium 17.2mg 6% DV; potassium 108.1mg 3% DV; sodium 126.8mg 5% DV; thiamin -1mg -100% DV; added sugar 9g.