Oatmeal Energy Bars
This recipe makes 12 servings
|Per bar: about||-|
|total fat||15 g|
|sat. fat||8 g|
- Portion size: 12
These are perfect to pack in your child's lunchbox or sports bag. Chewy and nutty, these bars will satisfy any sweet cravings as well as deliver a delicious pick-me-up.
2/3 cup (150 mL) butter, softened
1 cup (250 mL) packed brown_sugar
1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla
1-1/2 cups (375 mL) rolled_oats (not instant)
1 cup (250 mL) all-purpose_flour
1/2 tsp (2 mL) baking_powder
1/2 tsp (2 mL) baking_soda
1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped dried apricots
1/2 cup (125 mL) slivered almonds
1/2 cup (125 mL) dried cranberries
1/2 cup (125 mL) sweetened shredded coconut
Grease or line 13- x 9-inch (3.5 L) metal cake pan with parchment paper; set aside.
In large bowl, beat butter with brown sugar until fluffy; beat in egg and vanilla. In separate bowl, whisk together rolled oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt ; stir in apricots, almonds, cranberries and coconut. Fold into butter mixture.
Spread evenly in prepared pan. Bake in centre of 350°F (180°C) oven for 30 minutes. Let cool on rack for 10 minutes. Cut into bars. (Make-ahead: Let cool; store in airtight container for up to 1 week.)
Source : Canadian Living Magazine: August 2004