Peanut Energy Bars

July/August 2008

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This carbohydrate-rich bar, full of nuts, seeds, fruit and oats, was adapted from Amy Harrison's prize-winning submission in the Plains (Georgia) Peanut Festival recipe competition sponsored by The Peanut Institute. It includes a little protein, and is a great grab-and-go pre-workout snack on mornings when you don't have time to digest a full meal.

"What's not to like? You can swap out ingredients and throw in your favorites. I use wheat germ and protien powder, sometimes coconut, cranraisins, chopped dates, seasame seeds, mini choclate chips, other types of cereals, the options...
Peanut Energy Bars Recipe

24 Reviews for Peanut Energy Bars

no thanks.

puffed rice. Corn syrup. No thanks.

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Anonymous wrote 36 weeks 5 days ago

I agree corn syrup is out and

I agree corn syrup is out and so is rice cereal. not healthy ingredents

peanut oatmeal crumble

i read reviews and put over a cup of peanut butter but I really should have halfed the oatmeal and rice krispies as well. they taste good in small quantity as long as you have a large glass of water/milk with you. its extreamely dry and crumbly. its okay for the family(the boys eat anything) but I would never take the recipe to anyone

no bake, would mix in well with ice cream
Easy, nutritious snack to put together!

Good flavor with just the right amount of sweetness. I like that there's room for substitutions (nuts, dried fruits) to change things up every time you make these. I made sure to really push the mixture down into the pan after reading some of the reviews, but the bottom was pretty crumbly. Next time I plan to use more peanut butter!

No baking required
Crumbling issue fix

I added chocolate chips to the warm honey mixture so they melted. They were more like chocolate peanut bars. I didn't have any crumbling issues so that must have helped.

Not sure I will make again

I was disappointed when I made this. I should have read the previous reviews first. The bars did not stay together and I thought they were a bit bland and too sweet. I used corn syrup. Maybe if you use more peanut butter, less corn syrup (or honey instead) and add some semi-sweet chocolate chips or something, they would be better. I'm going to try using what I made as a granola with plain yogurt.

No baking involved, very easy to make

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