EatingWell Energy Bars

July/August 2012

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Instead of buying pricy energy bars, fuel your fitness routine with this great-tasting homemade energy bar recipe. Whether you use these energy bars as a pre-workout snack or to refuel and recover post-workout, they’ll give your body what it needs. Best of all, you can make this energy bar recipe in minutes.

EatingWell Energy Bars

8 Reviews for EatingWell Energy Bars


The first time I made this as written. They were good. The second time, I tried subbing honey for the corn syrup - it didn't hold the bars together well at all, but still tasted yummy. The third time, I nailed it! Here's what I did:

1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup puffed rice
1/3 cup raw pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup dried cranberries
6 dried apricots, diced
3 T. mini chocolate chips
4 T. light corn syrup
2 T. almond butter
Combine the dry ingredients. Melt the almond butter in the microwave (peanut butter would work too, but we have an allergy, hence the slivered almonds instead of peanuts) and pour over the mixture along with the corn syrup. Cook as in the original recipe. I cut it into 14 bars and they were GREAT!

Healthy, delicious, I control the ingredients

I'm really enjoying this recipe. I've been taking them for my morning snack at work. They are much less expensive than purchasing energy bars, and I get to control the ingredients. We made them using corn syrup and they stayed together nicely and are not dry. I look forward to making this recipe with variations on the ingredients.

Easy to carry; Quick to make

My family really likes the taste. the problem I had was that they did not hold together. I pressed them as the recipe directed, but they fell to pieces. Next time, I may try adding a small amount of whole wheat flour and maybe a little more sweetener. I used agave instead of brown rice syrup or corn syrup because that's what I had on hand. And I used all sunflower seeds as the pumpkin seeds were very expensive. Except for the falling apart, these are very good.

easy to find ingredients, not alot of sugar, great tasting
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Anonymous wrote 3 years 26 weeks ago

may i suggest, perhaps, try

may i suggest, perhaps, try cook the syrup into a thicker consistent like the corn syrup on a low boil soft candy stage? instead of flour, try use cornstarch or arrowroot, any liquid sweeteners are not as thick as corn syrup need to be thickening with one of the agents or method mentioned above before mixed with the dry ingredients..

Anonymous wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

These are really terrific. I

These are really terrific. I used Rice Syrup which I like b/c it isn't as sweet as other liquid sweeteners. It also seemed to hold the bars together well. I used unsweetened dried cherries and omitted the apricots to cut some of the sweetness and sugar. The bars are so much fresher than what you can buy and have a nice crunch and alot of different tastes and textures going on. A very satisfying treat.

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