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


To boost the protein, I added 2 scoops of chocolate protein powder dry ingredients. Nice chocolate flavor and helped balance out the carbs.


I have made these many times sometimes using different nuts and dried fruits. Today I didn't have rice krispies so I used cheerios instead. Also added a little coconut to the mix. YUMMY!
This recipe always turns out great!


My family LOVES LOVES this recipe! The original is great, but I tried some additional variations too which we liked better.
Firstly I toasted the oatmeal in the oven for 45 min. on low heat. This makes the oats crispier. I use almonds and walnuts instead of peanuts and sunflower seeds (I add them to the oatmeal while toasting 10 min. before end).
Last time, I tried out omitting the peanut butter, and instead processed dates with the same amount of honey. It held - but not quite as well, and tasted great.
Oh, and I forgot to mention that I doubled the recipe and both pans were finished within 2 days...


I gave it five stars because my 10 year old son, who can be extremely picky, loves these! He ate several of them in one day. They will be great to send in his lunches. My husband and me both enjoyed them too.


Love these bars! I make a batch every week for pre-workout breakfasts and snacks. The recipe is super flexible and I mix and match other nuts and dried fruits.


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