Donna Nelson Recipe

Microwave Energy Bars

By Donna Nelson donna_mgc

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Donna's Story

these are delicious and adaptable, I have used almond butter and honey instead of the peanut butter and corn syrup and had good results. they were just softer, so maybe cut the honey back a bit, or add more granola!


3/4 c
golden corn syrup
1/3 c
chunky peanut butter
3 c
granola (favorite kind)
1/2 c
chopped dates
1/3 c
chopped dried apricots
1/4 c
toasted sunflower seeds
1/4 c
wheat germ
1/4 c
toasted sesame seeds
1/2 tsp
1/2 c
dried cranberries

Directions Step-By-Step

Place syrup in a large bowl and microwave for 1 minute. add peanut butter, blend and microwave again another minute or until all melty and blended.
In another bowl, blend all the dry ingredients together, add to the hot syrup mix.
Press into a greased 9x13 pan, cover and chill. Cut into bars of desired size. I wrap mine individually so they are easy to grab and go. They freeze very well.

About this Recipe

Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy
Hashtags: #Health, #Energy

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Straw's Kitchen CinCooks
May 24, 2012
These will be great to make and put in small ziplock's for trips to have a healthy snack.
Straw's Kitchen CinCooks
May 24, 2012
Great, I love using Nature's Harvest brand sunflower kernels (roasted & lightly salted) in these kinds of recipes.
Almonds are great tooooo.
Thanks for answering so quick.
Donna Nelson donna_mgc
May 23, 2012
oops, no the second one is 1/4 cup sesame seeds. I also used some toasted almonds in this picture, as I was out of sunflower seeds.
Straw's Kitchen CinCooks
May 23, 2012
Do you really add the 1/4 c toasted sunflower seeds twice...or should it be added in just once.
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