Cracks me up when people discuss concerns about the fat and carbs in "Energy Bars". That's the purpose folks - provide energy!
Apricot-Walnut Cereal Bars
Crisp and chewy, this bar is a good-for-you alternative to store-bought cereal bars. The secret ingredient, silken tofu, will give your day a protein-packed start. The recipe also works with other fruit-and-nut combinations.
31 Reviews for Apricot-Walnut Cereal Bars
these were a great option for a quick breakfast or "to -go" snack; we used sunflower seeds because we do not like nuts and decreased the amount of honey to 3/4 cup and didn't notice a difference
I made these for a birthday celebration at work and was asked for the recipe several times. I was a little scared about the tofu because I never used it before. It made the bars creamy and the tofu picked up the vanilla flavor. Very filling and a good grab and go breakfast. I wrapped the bars individually in plastic wrap and placed them in a storage bag and kept them in the refrigerator. They kept well all week and the plastic wrap kept the bars moist.
Subsituted Kashi Go Lean cereal for puffed rice to increase protein and fiber content. Have tried cranberry/pecan and pineapple/coconut combos, both of which were delicious. I, like many readers, decreased the added sugar (in the cranberry/pecan bars, I used 2/3 cup maple syrup and agave, and in the pineapple/coconut bars, I used 1/2 cup of honey plus a couple tablespoons water).
The bars weren't a texture that I expected, and I wasn't a big fan of the final product (though my husband was). I cook with tofu and certainly know my way around a recipe, so I don't think it had to do with me own techniques, but just the recipe itself.