Chocolate Honey Energy Bars

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Not only kids love these delicious energy bars, but also grown-ups can't get their hands off these goodness.

 
  
. Prep
10 min.
Cook
30 min.
Ready In
2 hrs
16 servings
Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, Sodium-Free, Low Sodium
 
Metric measurements

Ingredients

3/4cup sunflower seeds
1/4cup pumpkin seeds
2tablespoons sesame seeds or flax seeds
1 1/2cups rolled oats
1/2cup cranberries, dried chopped*
1/2cup apricots, dried *
2/3cup chocolate chips (semi-sweet) *
1/4cup vegetable oil such as canola oil, olive oil
1/2cup honeyVideo
1/2cup apple sauce unsweetened*
* not incl. in nutrient facts

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Lightly coat a 9 by 9-inch baking pan with cooking spray, then line with parchment paper.

In a large mixing bowl, mix together sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, oats, dried fruits and chocolate chips until well mixed.

Add the vegetable oil, honey and applesauce in a small saucepan over medium heat.

Bring to a boil and remove from the heat.

Pour the honey mixture to the oats mixture.

Stir with a wooden spoon until well combined.

Place the mixture into the prepared pan.

Using the back of a spoon or a measuring cup press mixture evenly and firmly into the pan.

Bake for about 30 minutes, or until golden and firm to touch.

Let it cool in the pan on a wire rack to room temperature.

Cut into bars.

Note: You can use any dried fruits, such as prunes, raisins, dried cherries.

The bars can be kept in the a air-tight container in the fridge for at least 1 week or in the freezer for up to 1 month.

First published: last updated: 2014-04-30

 
 
 
 
4 stars - based on 1 ratings, best: 5, worst: 0, reviews: 1

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Reviewed: almost 2 years ago

Homemade granola bars are always one of my favorites for breakfast. They are delicious and nutritious, give me enough good energies to start up my day.

You can use any dried fruits and they can be kept in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 38g (1.3 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 16846% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 13%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 10%
Sugars g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 3% Iron 8%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?