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Energy Bars: A healthy lunch or snack on the run.

Recipe difficulty best for ages: d1_sm1.jpg d2 sm1 d3 sm1 d4 sm1

Recipe safety best for ages: d1_sm1.jpg d2 sm1 d3 sm1 d4 sm1

Shopping List:

2 Cups Rice Krispies

2 Cups of Old Fashioned Oats

1/2 Cup of Peanuts

1/2 Cup Raisins

1/2 Cup Sunflower Seeds

1/2 Cup of Peanut Butter

1/2 Cup of Packed Brown Sugar

1/2 Cup of Karo Syrup

1/2 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract

Kosher Salt (Optional)

Non-Stick Cooking Spray

Equipment Needed: 

1 Large Mixing Bowl (at least 2 Quarts in size)

1 Microwave Safe Bowl (at least 1 Quart in size)

1 Baking Dish (can be 8x8 if you want to make squares or 9x13 if you want to make bars)

1 Large Spoon suitable for stirring a thick mixture

Measuring Cups (1 cup and 1/2 cup)

Measuring Spoons (Teaspoons)

Prepare the Following Items:

Combine 2 cups Rice Krispies, 2 cups oats, 1/2 cup peanuts, 1/2 cup raisins and 1/2 cup sunflower seeds in a large mixing bowl and set aside d1_sm1.jpg

Instructions:

In a microwave safe bowl mix together 1/2 cup peanut butter, 1/2 cup of packed brown sugar, and 1/2 cup Karo Syrup and microwave for 2 minutes d1_sm1.jpg

Remove from microwave (be careful, it may be hot) and stir in 1/2 Teaspoon of vanilla extract d2 sm1

Pour hot mixture over dry ingredients in the large mixing bowl and combine them all d2 sm1

Place mixture in a lightly oiled baking dish (use non-stick cooking oil spray) d1_sm1.jpg

Make sure you firmly pack down the gooey mixture d1_sm1.jpg

You might want to use a little non-stick cooking spray on your fingers to keep it from sticking d1_sm1.jpg

Notes/ Suggestions:

You can use any combo of dried fruits and nuts you prefer. Try these combinations:

Toasted almonds, dried cranberries, and substitute almond butter for peanut butter

Dried apples with peanut butter

Toasted walnuts or pecans with dried apples and use almond butter

Almonds and dried cherries

The possibilities are endless. Have fun with it!

 

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