Sunday, January 25, 2009

Cocoa Energy Bars

Cocoa Energy Bars

¾ cup smooth peanut butter
¾ cup liquid honey
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 ½ cups quick cooking oats (not instant)
1 ¼ cups crisp rice cereal
1 cup dried fruit (cranberries, raisins, chopped apricots)
1 cup chopped unsalted peanuts

Spray 13X9 (3L) cake pan with cooking spray.

In saucepan combine peanut butter, honey, brown sugar and cocoa. Cook over medium heat for 6 minutes stirring often, or until smooth.

Remove pan from heat. Stir in oats, cereal, dried fruit and nuts. Press firmly into prepared pan. Cool before cutting into 32 bars.
Makes 32 servings.

Approximate values per serving:

150 calories
3.5 g protein
5.8g total fat (2.7 g monounsaturated)
21g carbs

* When I make these I like to slice and wrap them and then freeze them. They are great for grabbing and going!

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