Monday, April 19, 2010

Power Bars

Ultimate Power Bars
(use organic ingredients wherever possible)

3 ½ cups oats
¾ c. raisins
2/3 c. sunflower seeds
½ cup toasted sesame seeds
½ cup wheat germ
½ cup oat bran
3 T. flax seeds (whole)
1 T. cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
1 cup organic coconut
1 cup organic chopped almonds

1 ½ cups organic creamy peanut butter
1 cup honey + a little more
5 T. organic butter, melted
1-2 cups Sunspire Grain Sweetened Chocolate chips

In a large bowl, combine the first 11 ingredients. Stir in peanut butter, honey and melted butter. Press mixture firmly into a parchment paper 9x13 pan. Bake in 350 F oven for 15 minutes. Remove from oven, sprinkle chocolate chips over bars. Return to oven until chocolate is softened (about 2 minutes). Spread chocolate evenly over bars. Cool slightly. Refrigerate until firm (2 hours). Cut into bars. Wrap individually or in snack baggies. Store in refrigerator or freezer.

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