Honey Energy Bars

Image: Maya Visnyei | Food styling: Claire Stubbs | Prop styling: Geary House

You'll never go back to store-bought after biting into one of these energy bars that are the perfect pick-me-up for when that midday slump hits. 

  • Prep time 15 hours
  • Total time 40 minutes

Ingredients

Method

Preheat oven to 325°F. Mist 15- x 10-inch baking sheet with cooking spray; line with parchment paper, leaving overhang.

In microwaveable bowl, microwave almond butter and salt on high until almond butter is melted, about 45 seconds. Let cool slightly. Stir in honey until smooth.

In large bowl, combine granola, pepitas, nuts and cranberries; stir in almond butter mixture until coated. 

Scrape into prepared pan; cover with parchment paper. Using rolling pin, press granola mixture firmly to compact evenly. Remove top sheet of parchment paper. Bake until edges are golden, 15 to 18 minutes. Let cool in pan until firm. 

Lift out onto cutting board; cut into bars. 

Test Kitchen Make-Ahead: Layer the cooled bars between parchment paper in an airtight container. Store at room temperature for up to two weeks, or freeze for up to two months and thaw at room temperature for 20 minutes before serving.

Makes about 42 bars.

Nutritional facts PER BAR: about

  • Fibre 2 g
  • Sodium 61 mg
  • Sugars 8 g
  • Protein 4 g
  • Calories 139
  • Total fat 7 g
  • Potassium 61 mg
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 16 g

%RDI

  • Iron 7
  • Calcium 2
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