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


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.


We loved these bars! So tasty and good for you. I substituted Cheerios for the rice cereal, and since I didn't have any peanut butter I took whole almonds and made my own almond butter in my food processor. Instead of using raisins I cut up 1 cup of dried apricots and 1 cup of mixed fried fruit. These are very versatile as far as the ingredients go you can mix and match whatever you like.
Really delicious!


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