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.