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.

"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



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.


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.


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.


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.


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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