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Almond-Honey Power Bar

January/February 2010

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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.



READER'S COMMENT:
"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!!!!! "
Almond-Honey Power Bar

61 Reviews for Almond-Honey Power Bar

04/18/2010
Anonymous
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.

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04/18/2010
Anonymous

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.

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03/28/2010
Anonymous

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.

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03/26/2010
Anonymous

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.

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03/25/2010
Anonymous

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

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