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

Quick, easy, and tasty

I happened to have most ingredients around from other efforts at similar energy treats, so I let my 5 year old help put these together. The only change in this batch was replacing all of the dried fruit with raisins. End result, they turned out great, and they're vanishing very quickly (my wife took some to a dance class where they were a hit as well).

My only issue was that the brown rice syrup sort of seeped to the bottom during baking, so it's sort of like ingredients sitting on top of the syrup. I'm not sure if pressing down more might provide a better distribution, or if it's just unavoidable since liquidy-sugary things get soft and seep when heated.

Very fast to put together
Amazing definatly worth a try!!

I added more pumpkin and sunflower seeds! i also put in slivered almonds and chopped them a bit, and also put coconut, which tasted amazing! Totally going to make these again, they are great for pre and post workouts as im a rower so need the energy! Love much try them out!

Easy, taste great and you know what ingrdients are in it so you have all the power to create.
These are great, but the recipe is deeply flawed

On my first try the foil stuck and was almost impossible to remove and the bars crumbled. We liked these but wanted bars instead of trail mix, so I didn't give up. Consistent success were achieved after several experiments. My changes: I used walnuts instead of the peanuts so I added 1/2 tsp salt, & 1 Tbs flour, also 1/4 C raisins. Mix all the dry ingredients well. The 5 Tbs corn syrup measurement was changed to 1/4 C into a 2 C measurement cup, adding 1 generous Tbs Almond butter. Microwave this for 15 - 20 seconds and blend well with a small whisk, add in an egg white and whisk some more, pour over the dry and mix well. Pour into the 8 X 8 pan lined with plastic wrap generously coated with olive oil, cover with another piece of wrap coated with the oil, pack down paying particular attention to the corners and edges, remove the top wrap and invert onto a greased cookie sheet, again packing and forming. Remove the wrap and cut into 16 (4x4) pieces with a large chefs knife (keep the knife clean). Baking for 22 min in my oven is just right. Remove and cut again, keeping the knife clean and push the edges of each bar together. Slide the knife under to loosen and separate, work the edge of the bars together, cool.

versatility of ingredients
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Anonymous wrote 2 years 1 week ago

The recipe worked just fine

The recipe worked just fine for me as-is. Spraying the foil and cooling 10 minutes, cutting, complete cooling, then removing the foil worked perfectly for me (although it was tough waiting that long as the interested parties circling me in the kitchen were rather eager to get sampling!).


I use a pizza roller or fondant roller rather than another pan to press the mixture together, and they do not fall apart.
Follow the cooling recommendations and they should turn out perfect

EASY - can change up the fruit
Eating Well Energy Bars

I use a pizza roller - about 5" across to press down on the bars rather than another pan. If you take them out of the pan and cut, then let cool, they should not break apart at all.
I used brown rice syrup.


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