Energy Bars Recipe

Summary

Method

Ingredients

 Non-stick cooking spray1
 Low fat granola1 3⁄4 Cup (28 tbs)
 Chopped pitted dates1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Flaked coconut1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Packed light brown sugar2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
 Whole wheat pastry flour1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Ground cinnamon1 Teaspoon
 Canned pinto beans/Great northern beans15 Ounce, rinsed, well drained, and coarsely chopped (1 Can)
 Dark raisins1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Chopped walnuts/Almonds1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Honey1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Margarine/Butter3 Tablespoon, melted
 Cooking oil2 Tablespoon
 Vanilla1 Teaspoon
 Salt1⁄8 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 5077 Calories from Fat 1818

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 220 g339%

Saturated Fat 68.2 g340.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 2429.3 mg101.2%

Total Carbohydrates 752 g250.5%

Dietary Fiber 95.5 g382.1%

Sugars 464.3 g

Protein 79 g157.1%

Vitamin A 32.8% Vitamin C 7.2%

Calcium 79.7% Iron 221.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

Line a 13x9x2-inch baking pan with foil.
Lightly coat foil with cooking spray; set .pan aside.
In a large bowl stir together granola, dates, coconut, brown sugar, flour, and 'cinnamon.
Stir in beans, raisins, and nuts.
In a small bowl combine honey, margarine, oil, vanilla, and salt.
Add to granola mixture; stir until combined.
Spread in prepared baking pan.
Bake in a 350° oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until edges of bars are light brown and 'center is firm to touch.
Cool in pan on a wire rack.
Using foil, lift out of pan; cut into bars.
Make-Ahead Tip: Wrap bars in foil or freezer wrap and freeze for up to 3 months.
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