nutritional information

Per Bar:

  • Calories: 142
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Total Fat: 6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 20 g
  • Cholesterol: 2 mg
  • Sodium: 41 mg
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Sugar: 13 g

Super Yay Granola Bars

Makes 32 bars

Barrie Arliss, a copywriter from Seattle, decided to make her own energy-boosting snacks after “buying too many granola bars at the grocery store—at $4 a pop, no less,” she says. For extra coconut flavor, add up to 1/2 cup more coconut flakes.
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup honey
  • 3 cups instant rolled oats
  • 1 cup raisins
  • ⅓ cup chocolate whey protein powder
  • ½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 cup flaxseeds, optional

1. Combine peanut butter and honey in small saucepan, and heat over medium heat, stirring until well combined. Remove from heat, and stir in oats, raisins, protein powder, coconut flakes, and flaxseeds (if using).

2. Pour mixture into 8-inch square glass baking dish, and freeze for 30 to 60 minutes. Remove from freezer, and cut into 32 1- x 2-inch bars. Store in refrigerator for up to a week.

April/May 2013 p.10

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comments

My kids love these. I make them with Wow Butter (soy butter that tastes like peanut butter) so that they can take them to school. I'm guessing that they would be equally good with almond or hazelnut butter, but then they'd have to stay home with me (and I'd eat them all)!! I use a full cup of flaxseeds and also sometimes add hemp hearts to the mix.

Marie - 2013-09-14 22:45:26

Wish I could say these are good, but I can't-I haven't tried this recipe as written... I didn't have peanut butter, raisins or choc whey protein powder, so I used almond butter, dates, pea protein and threw in some of an IKEA choc bar (at the end) to melt in pan w/almond butter and honey. They were FANTASTIC! Too sweet and have decreased the amount of sweetner (ran out of honey so used rice syrup). It is very difficult to get it mixed together, so I knead on counter like a dough. I have made 3x for my husband, who absolutely loves them) and me and made to give as a "Thank You!" to a friend.

Michele Nelson Janke - 2013-05-27 11:45:35

Fantastic! I lowered the honey to 3/4 cup and used almond butter instead of peanut butter, and they came out tasty. Still a bit on the sweet side, so I might further lower the honey and/or sub coconut oil for some of the sweetener, although not sure if that will make them a bit too rich . . .

cb - 2013-04-26 21:23:23

Made these on Monday and my on-the-go 15 year old has been grabbing one for breakfast as she heads out the door each morning. So happy! Many thanks!

Amy Weissfeld - 2013-04-11 22:33:01