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


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!


I have used this recipe as a demonstration in my high school Sports Nutrition class and they love it!! I really enjoy giving my students easy, healthy alternatives that are less expensive than the ones found in stores. Keep up the good work!!


It wasn't bad. I have to say I do not like dried fruit so I removed it. It wasn't too bad. Not something I would eat every day but hey in a pinch and need a little protein, it was great. By removing the dried fruit I also cut out some of the carbs and sugar. I did up the peanut butter and nuts a bit. I will definitely try adding a bit of protein powder to my next batch.


Great recipe! I've made it many times. It's a quick breakfast or snack. YUM!


These bars are great. It is an easy switched, flexible recipe. I just added 3/4 cup of peanut butter.


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