Tested till perfect Oatmeal Energy Bars

Oatmeal Energy Bars

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.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: August 2004

Recipe3 out of 5 based on 1 ratings.
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  • Portion size 12

Ingredients

    2/3 cup (150 mL) butter, softened
    1 cup (250 mL) packed brown_sugar
    1 egg
    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
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Preparation

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.)

Nutritional Information Per bar: about

cal 319 pro 5g total fat 15g sat. fat 8g
carb 43g fibre 3g chol 48mg sodium 237mg

% RDI:

calcium 4 iron 14 vit A 14 vit C 2
folate 10
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