No Bake-Oatmeal Peanut Butter Energy Bar

If I’m outside chances are good that I have an energy bar or trail mix along with me. Unfortunately, many offerings in this exploding category are not much better than a candy bar. They are low in nutrition and high in fat and calories and expensive!

Outside Online recently published a great article on How to Build the Ultimate Trail Mix  It inspired me to dust off some of my old recipes like this No Bake Oatmeal Peanut Butter Energy Bar.

No Bake Oatmeal Peanut Butter Energy Bar

2 1/2 C quick oats
1/2 C toasted wheat germ
1/2 C dried non-fat milk powder or rice milk powder
1/2 C dried fruit coarsely chopped
1/2 C lightly salted nuts or seeds
1 C natural peanut butter or seed butter
3/4 C honey or agave
1/3 C molasses (not blackstrap)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp salt

Line a 9×9 metal baking pan with parchment paper and spray with non-stick cooking spray.

Mix oatmeal, wheat germ, milk powder, dried fruit and nuts and set aside.

In a small saucepan mix peanut butter, honey and molasses over medium heat until bubbly and melted smooth, about 1-3 minutes. Stir in vanilla, cinnamon, and salt. Once combined stir in the cereal mixture until completely blended.

Transfer mix to baking pan. Using a large square of wax paper or foil press mixture firmly into pan. Cool completely. Cut into 12-16 bars. Wrap each bar tightly in plastic.

Calories: 227
Protein: 6g
Fiber: 3g

Easy to make and tasty this is an easy and healthier version of the bars that line the grocery store shelves to keep you eating healthy and fit over 40!

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