Oatmeal Energy Bars

Oatmeal Energy Bars Image by: Oatmeal Energy Bars Author: Canadian Living

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.

  • Portion size 12 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: August 2004

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cups butter , softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup rolled oats (not instant)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberry
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut

Method

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 facts <b>Per bar:</b> about

  • Sodium 237 mg
  • Protein 5 g
  • Calories 319.0
  • Total fat 15 g
  • Cholesterol 48 mg
  • Saturated fat 8 g
  • Total carbohydrate 43 g

%RDI

  • Iron 14.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 10.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 4.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 14.0
  • Vitamin C 2.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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