Friday, January 20, 2012

No Bake Energy Bars

Who doesn't need more energy? 
I can think of a few bodies around here that could use a little more moxie. 
The EMT who is up more nights than not on calls. 
The accountant studying non-stop for the CPA exam.
The boys playing basketball & video games. (thumbs & fingers need energy too)
The mother of 5 with two (paying) jobs.
Another pinterest find & adapted from this adorable blog I put the original ball shape into a pan because a. it was easier and b. it just so happens to be Granola Bar Day. 
So I cut them in bars & pretended they didn't taste like cookie dough, sans the threat of salmonella. 

No Bake Energy Bars

Yield: 18-20 bites


1 c oatmeal

1/2 c peanut butter 
1/3 c honey
1 c coconut flakes
1/2 c ground walnuts
1/2 c mini chocolate chips
2 t vanilla
Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl until thoroughly incorporated. 
Press into a square baking dish.
Chill in the refrigerator for half an hour. 
Once chilled, cut into bars and enjoy! 
Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.

Nutritional facts (daily value): Calories 2223kcal; Protein 58g (116%); Total Fat 133g (205%)(Sat. 33g (163%)); Chol. 0mg (0%); Carb. 235g (78%); Fiber 25g (99%); Sugars 154g; Calcium 190mg (19%); Iron 11mg (59%)

1 comment:

Roni said...

Love the Superman plate-but you really should have put it on a "SuperWOMAN" plate!