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.
Almond-Honey Power Bar
From EatingWell: January/February 2010
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.
59 Reviews for Almond-Honey Power Bar
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.
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.
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!
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!