Saturday, March 24, 2012

Molly's Awesome Energy Bars

The Cookie of the Month Club shipment for March was this: There are only 3 left...we want more! We want the recipe! They are the best!!!!!!!!!!!! (Written March 26...I just got the recipe see below...)

Energy Bars from Heaven I was looking for the perfect breakfast/energy bar recipe for years and THIS is it. I found it online. These are granola bars in heaven. To make a chocolate version, I replace ½ cup oats with ½ cup cocoa and don’t add the dried fruit. You can use any kind of nut butter. Be careful not to bake them too long. These are seriously granola bars from heaven.

1 cup almond or peanut butter
¾ cup dark agave nectar or honey (I use a combination)
½ tsp. vanilla extract
¼ tsp. cinnamon
3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1 cup toasted slivered almonds
¼ to ½ cup raisins or other dried fruit.

Preheat oven to 350 and spray a 9 inch square pan with canola cooking spray. Combine nut butter, agave or honey in a heavy bottomed saucepan over medium high heat. Whisk until melted- three to five minutes. Stir in vanilla and cinnamon. Add in oats, almonds and dried fruit. Bake for 15 minutes. Let cool completely and cut into squares.