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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.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2008


Recipe Summary

1 hr 15 mins

Nutrition Profile:



Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Coat an 9-by-13-inch baking pan with cooking spray.

  • Combine peanuts, sunflower seeds (or other nuts), raisins (or other dried fruit), oats, rice cereal and wheat germ (if using) in a large bowl.

  • Combine peanut butter, brown sugar and corn syrup (or honey) in a large microwaveable bowl; microwave on High until bubbling, 1 to 2 minutes. Add vanilla and stir until blended. Pour the peanut butter mixture over the dry ingredients and stir until coated.

  • Transfer the mixture to the prepared pan. Press down firmly. (It helps to coat your fingers with cooking spray.) Let stand for about 1 hour to harden. Cut into bars.


Make Ahead Tip: Individually wrap in plastic and keep at room temperature for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 1 month. Thaw at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

260 calories; protein 5.4g; carbohydrates 42.7g; dietary fiber 2.9g; sugars 27g; fat 8.7g; saturated fat 1.3g; vitamin a iu 137.7IU; vitamin c 2.8mg; folate 56.3mcg; calcium 21.3mg; iron 2.2mg; magnesium 46mg; potassium 242.2mg; sodium 70.8mg; thiamin 0.2mg.

2 other carbohydrate, 1 1/2 fat