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

25 Reviews for Peanut Energy Bars


I love these bars! Easy and quick to make. I have shared these bars with others, and they couldn't believe these were not store-bought. I agree with other posters: it is hard to keep the "bars" from crumbling apart, but I have found putting them in the refrigerator before cutting them into bars helps. I also think this is a great recipe to tweak to your liking while keeping in mind the nutritional differences this makes to the overall recipe. Perfect for mid-afternoon snacks to hold you over until dinner or breakfasts on the run.

Omaha, NE


Yummy, but a bit too sweet for me. Also, sitting for 1 hour didn't allow the bars to stick together. I would suggest putting it in the fridge for an hour or two after combining everything. Maybe more peanut butter and less honey would help with both things. Overall, very good.


These are awesome. I did make modifications to use only what I had on-hand. Added 2 scoops of protein powder, as suggested by another reviewer (mine was vanilla). Subbed in for items I didn't have: almonds for seeds, 1/4c dark choc chunks for raisins, chopped Cheerios for Rice Krispies. Possibly all of subs caused the dry and crumbly, but storing them in the fridge does seem to help keep them together. Next time I will use a little more peanut butter to help them stick together. And, I've got all the missing ingredients on my grocery list. So, I'm not reviewing the recipe as written, but this is a testiment to the versatility of the recipe. So good!


This recipe was delicious and versatile. I love how I can switch it up to be however I want. BUT my bars never ended up holding the 'bar' shape. So I stuck the crumbles in a tupperware and put it in the fridge and I ate a little bit at a time. It's very filling though!

PS: Does anybody know how to keep the 'bar' shape??


These bars were very yummy and filling, but they were a bit crumbly. They just wouldn't stay in one piece.


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