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Runner’s Energy Bars

People have been bugging me for a while to post this recipe for energy bars, so here ’tis! They are extremely delicious and addictive, so I recommend making them, having one, then cutting and packaging them for the freezer or other wise hiding them from yourself and family. Seriously, they are meant to be eaten as fuel, not candy. That being said, they are FANTASTIC as a late night snack. Ssshhhh.

Energy Bar Ingredients

I have had this recipe for years and I’ve never made it the same twice. You can add/subtract whatever dry ingredients you’d like. The main thing to remember is to keep the amount of “dry” ingredients measured according to the recipe so that the bars don’t come out too flaky or gooey. Make, modify and enjoy!

  • 1 C rolled oats
  • 1 C crunchy cereal
  • 1/4 C sesame seeds
  • 2 1/2 C dried fruit (raisins, currants, cranberries, apricots
  • 1/2 C chopped nuts (almonds, pecans, walnuts or a mixture)
  • 1/8 C wheat germ or flaxmeal
  • 1/4 C unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 C protein powder (vanilla, carob, soy, plain)
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 3/4 C Brown rice syrup
  • 1/2 C Peanut butter or almond butter (or a mixture)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

The How To

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Toast oats, cereal, sesame seeds for 10 minutes, then put into large bowl
  • Add dried fruit, nuts, meal, powder & mix
  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat stir oil, rice syrup till bubbly
  • Add peanut butter and cinnamon till blended.
  • Pour over dry mixture and stir quickly to mix together well
  • Spread and pat mixture into 9″ x 13″ pan.
  • Refrigerate 4 hours, cut into bars and try not to eat them all at once.

I have had these for a quick breakfast, the kids LOVE LOVE them for an afternoon snack, and they are a nice break from gels on a long run.

If you make these, let me know what you put in them.


4 thoughts on “Runner’s Energy Bars

  1. Delicious! Can’t wait to try out this recipe. Still remember how yummy yours were. Now which crunchy cereal will I use? You know how I love my cereal. 🙂

  2. Looks great! Thanks for sharing … I look forward to trying them for my runs and my husband and son pack lunches for work and I’m always looking for healthy food for that.

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