Energy Bars

Total Time:
35 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
20 bars
Level:
Easy

NUTRITION INFO
Ingredients
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup quick cooking rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup raw unsalted sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 1/4 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup pitted dried dates
  • 1/2 cup powdered nonfat dry milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 large eggs
Directions
Watch how to make this recipe

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9 by 13-inch baking pan with cooking spray.

Place all ingredients except the syrup and eggs in a food processor and pulse until the mixture is finely chopped. Add the syrup and eggs and pulse until the mixture is well combined. It will resemble a coarse paste.

Transfer to the baking pan and spread evenly. Bake until just done, about 20 minutes. Cut into 20 squares.


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Very good !! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made two changes that I think were improvements. I mixed the raisins in with the eggs and maple syrup. This makes the texture more interesting. Instead of using 1/2 cup of dry milk, I used 1/4 cup dry milk and 1/4 cup Raw Protein powder, chocolate cacao flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these as an alternative to store-bought fiber bars and they were FAAAANTASTIC! Co-workers saw me eating them and asked for a taste. Now everyone wants me to bring them to our weekly meetings. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This energy bar is so easy to make and comes out perfectly . Perfect for a to go breakfast. Love it ! Thanks for the awesome recipe item not reviewed by moderator and published
Preparing myself to run my first half-marathon and was looking for a healthy, make-it-myself energy bar that contains the nutrients I would need for those long weekend runs. This is by far the best recipe I ran across (no pun intended) in my quest for calorie-rich food bar to consume before those long runs. It also got the seal of approval from my wife and kids, as well as a friend who is preparing for a 480+ mile bicycle ride that starts in late December and ends in mid-January. She loves to pack it with her and share them with her riding buddies during their long training rides. I highly recommend this energy bar recipe to all who are looking for a high-calorie bar that is really very simple to make. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I substituted honey for the syrup. I used half whole wheat flour and graham flour, egg substitute instead of egg.Also when done and cooled a bit i pressed a few semi sweet chocolate chips into the top.Will try in the morning when I am running out the door at 6am!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Outstanding! I need to perfect this on my side for our taste over time. We don't buy the packaged energy bars but we do buy gourmet energy bars from a local farmers market, which are even better but they cost a lot. I added some fruit spread, half a banana and vanilla per suggestions. My husband said all that made it too moist. The consistency was a bit like cake as opposed to bars so maybe I'll use only one egg next time. I'll keep at this one. It's a keeper! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have been making these for a few years now and never make them the same way any time. This time I used ground flax seed instead of wheat germ, added the banana as others recommended, added walnuts and almonds, whey protein powder instead of non fat milk, oat flour instead of pastry flour and 8 oz. frozen blueberries (rolled in oat flour. On an impulse I added 5 oz. of four fruit spread juice sweetened and purchased at my health food store, plus 2 tbl. vanilla and lots of cinnamon. Let me tell you this was the best batch I have made. Really awesome!!! The fresh blueberries and the fruit spread really added a great flavor. Oh, I also added 1/2 c. shredded coconut. Guess I really ended up with my own recipe and Ellie's as a blueprint. Happy baking! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have been making these bars for a couple of years now. I have also made them for friends and they love them. I make these with egg beaters instead of eggs and different dried fruits, I also use spelt flour and they always come out great. I keep these around the house all the time. Easy to fix and delicious and I do keep the ingredients chucky. item not reviewed by moderator and published
A tasty energy bar that's both easy and quick to make. An excellent healthy snack for school or work that the whole family loves! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent! Everyone I have made them for has loved these. My mother-in-law and co-workers keep asking me to make them again. My co-workers even offered to pay me for all of the ingredients! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Followed the recipe to a "T" and my husband and I love it! Will definitely be making this again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Makes a great lunch! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I didn't want to buy a huge pkg. of dry nonfat milk that I'd never use up, so I substituted 1 6oz. vanilla yogurt, and used 1 egg instead of 2. I also chopped the ingredients, like other reviewers. Delicious!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Ideas: Add one very ripe smashed banana to provide moisture and a nice flavor addition. Don't grind up the ingredients to a paste; just chop them for a chunkier bar that will spotlight the flavor of individual ingredients and provide extra crunchiness. For a satisfying flavor enhancment: add 1 tsp vanilla extract and ½ t ground cloves in addition to the ½ tsp of cinnamon, then sprinkle the top with cinnamon if you want a more “desserty” taste, or if you just like cinnamon. Substitute almond flour instead of pastry flour, for a flavorful but pricey alternative. The key with the dried fruit is to experiment. You might prefer dried blueberries instead of raisins. Also, some dried fruit is much sweeter than another brand, so just make batches with substitutions until you find your preference. Cut the bars into one-bite cubes if you’re serving them at home for a group. Store them in the freezer in snack-size ziplock baggies for a take-and-go snack. Very versatile recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The bars are good and easy to make but I find them dry. As an alternative, I break up the bars and add skim milk and eat as a cereal for breakfast. These bars do sustain hunger throughout the morning which is great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My Husband and I love these bars. I love that they are not too sweet and very easy to make. After making these many times we've decided we like them better with just chopping up the ingredients, like the nuts and dried fruit, but not pulverizing them. It turns out to be more of a gronola bar with chunks of fruits and nuts. It's also a great recipe to change ingredients, to use what you have. I use Walnuts instead of sunflower seeds, dried berries instead of raisins, etc. Love it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love these bars!!!!!! They are so soft and delicious! I love the whole grain flavor and natural fruit combination. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband is very active power lifter and Active duty military. It's always been a challenge to keep him fed well on his crazy schedule and store bought protein bars get pricey when he eats them a lot. I add a little more protein to these for his diet but we love them the way they are too. They taste great and I buy ingredients in bulk to save money. A plus!! And my kids love them too! And they are much more nutritious than the granola bars in the store! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These bars are very good. I used ingredients as listed, but followed other reviewer's advice to process half of the sunflower seeds and fruit initially and then added the other half later (leaving them more coarsely chopped. I also baked them in an 8x8 pan, lengthening the baking time, and making thicker bars. I lined the pan with parchment paper, making it easy to remove them from the pan (and easy to clean up. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These bars are a great way of having a wholesome snack tucked away in your handbag. I made these using the dried fruit I had to hand (apricots and blueberries) and left out the milk powder as I am lactose inolerant. I also swapped the wheatgerm, oats and wheat flour for gluten-free ingredients - whole buckwheat and my own gf flour mix made from urid lentils, tapioca flour and cornmeal. The bars still hold together very well, and have a complex sweet taste without being cloying. Even my husband likes them, and normally he wouldn't eat a seed/fruit bar of any sort. The bars are good at giving sustainable energy, fibre and protein. Plastic wrapped and kept in the freezer they are good for anytime you are in a hurry but need something to pack - particularly useful if you can't eat gluten as most store-bought snack foods are full of wheat. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am totally hooked on these Energy Bars. They are fabulous to eat any time of day. Love, Love, Love!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was, without a doubt, the WORST TASTING energy bars I have ever tasted! Don't waste your time (and moneyon these. item not reviewed by moderator and published
At first I wasn't too sure about these; I suppose because I am so used to store-bought energy bars that are overly sweet. But now, these energy bars are in my permanent baking rotation. I absolutely love them and so do my kids. Not only are they healthy and delicious, they are easy as pie to make. They are awesome in a lunchbox and they also freeze well for a make-ahead treat. I love exercise and outdoor activities and these bars keep me going for hours -- they are filling but not overly heavy. These bars are just perfect anywhere, anytime! I think they would be just awesome as a healthy snack at a tailgate. Yummmmm!!! Thank you so much Ellie!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love these bars. great in the morning with coffee or during the day as a healthful snack. I added dried cherries instead of raisins. I recommend getting a small off set spatula in the cake decorating department at Michael's. it makes it much easier to spread the ingredients into the pan. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made these bars a few times now and they have become a favorite in my household. I added a little cardamon the last time I made them,and that gave the bars even more flavor. They are tasty, healthy, and great with a cup of coffee. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these for our recent ski trip (usually we bring along clif or luna bars) and they were a huge hit with the whole group. One day when we decided to take a late lunch, we all had one mid-morning and none of us could believe how they filled us up and kept us going. And I've never had an energy bar that tasted better. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Super tasty; I used dried cherries and dried cranberries instead of raisins. I also added nutmeg, allspice, and ginger in addition to the cinnamon. Lastly I added two, very ripe, bananas to the mix-this gave a nice texture and a slight banana flavor (not too much!). Next time I will fold in some chopped walnuts after I process the whole mixture. This saves a lot of money compared to buying clif bars! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this with honey instead of maple syrup, replaced sunflower seeds with more almonds, used dried cranberries and dried apricots. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Friends really liked them and want the recipe. For those worried about left over ingredients, you can go to a store where they sell things by bulk and get the exact amounts you need for a fraction of the cost of buying a whole package. I like the idea of knowing what's in your energy/breakfast bars. For even those store-bought that are organic and natural, need to add preservatives to make them last on the shelves. Enjoy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made these several times and love them. I do alter them slightly. I only pulse half of the sunflower seeds for the recipe and I add craisins in place of raisins. I put the flour, dry milk, cinnamon, oatmeal all into a bowl. Pulse 1/2 the sunflower seeds and the rest of the ingredients in the food processor. Then pour into the bowl with the other dry ingredients. Stir a little so flavors blend. Then beat the eggs and add the syrup and a splash of vanilla and dump on dry ingredients. Stirring is a little difficult but well worth the effort. When throughtly mixed dump into pan and use the back of the spatula to press into corners. And actually when I want a thicker bar I double the recipe and still put into a 13x9 pan and bake longer. I really REALLY love them. My hubby eats them too. Oh and I made a pan for the engineers at my work and they wolfed them down. I agree with the earlier comment. Ellie is most definitely a Domestic and Nutrition Goddess. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were so simple to make seeing as I had almost all the ingredients on hand. Anyone who follows Ellie's recipes usually does. No, they did not have the same texture as granola, but who said they would. I don't understand some people's complaints here, they give it low ratings for the worse reasons that usually have nothing to do with the actual recipe. This is by far a five star recipe I used dried cranberries instead of raisins because I hate raisins, and it gave a nice bite to the recipe. My health nut friend said these were 10X better than the Kashi bars she always buys, and I would have to agree. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just made these bars and they were fabulous! i added 1/2 tsp of vanilla and chopped the apricots and raisins and then added them to the mixture. Was not a problem to spead and they were perfectly sweet:) i will be making them again soon:) item not reviewed by moderator and published
The first time I followed the recipe and they came out great. I kept them in the freezer and noticed the quantity dwindling as my husband was eating them as well. I will double the batch and try adding dried cranberries and blueberries. The possibilities are endless. As for spreading the mixture, I ran my hands under cold water and used them to spread and that did the trick (same thing I do when forming matzoh balls). I don't think we can ever go back to the store bought bars. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are fabulous and I make them all the time. I would recomend them to anyone. I would give these 5 stars. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These bars are still warm on the counter, and I've had two small ones already. I think I need to wrap them up really quickly, before I eat any more tonight! This is a very versatile recipe, and so many reviewers offered helpful suggestions & substitutions. I wanted to make them lower glycemic, so I used 1/4 cup agave nectar in place of the 1/3 cup maple syrup (bake at a lower temp: 325 for 25 minutes, so that it doesn't burn) and almond meal instead of flour. I also reduced the dried fruit by half, but added back some moisture with unsweetened apple butter, about 1/3 cup. I am also careful about buying dried fruit - too often it has added sugar - so I usually buy it at a health food store or Trader Joe's. For those who found the bars a little bland, try adding some crystallized ginger! Yeah, I know it has sugar... But a little goes a long way, so that's how I rationalize that. And for the reviewer who had trouble spreading the dough in the pan, just put a plastic sandwich bag over your hand and give it a quick spray with cooking spray. Then you can spread it quickly and easily with your hand. All in all, this recipe is really a keeper, and I think you could make it a different way every time and it would still be great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I liked the idea of making your own energy bars and knowing exactly what's in them. I'm not one for super sweet bars in general but these came out a little blander than I expected. I will try again using different fruit and maybe tweaking it a little for my taste. Will definitely continue making these! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I may experiment with different dried fruits and nuts but I thought these were a great, tasty, healthy snack. The dough is sticky but I used a piece of wax paper to press it into the corners of the pan and that seemed to work just fine. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was looking for a healthy quick breakfast on the go for my kids and although they only thought these were OK, they are still eating them! I make them with a smoothie and I couldn't ask for a better breakfast for the kids to start their day. My only criticism of this recipe is spreading them in the pan! What a nightmare, I couldn't get them to spread in a 9x14 pan for nothing! They were so sticky, I sprayed PAM on a spatula, etc. Anyways, any tips on spreading them thin? item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm a personal trainer. Last night my client brought me in one of these energy bars from someone in her office. I was amazed at how wonderful it was. I told her I had to have the receipe and couldn't wait and went on a mission to find it. I can't wait to make it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These energy bars are pretty good. I was a little skeptical when I made them because I have had a lot of bad ones. My favorite store bought are "CLIF", but these were really good and half the calories. I am definitely making the switch. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I make it alread as my habit that it will be my breakfast everyday. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Despite the fact that it called for an array of NOT CHEAP ingredients, most of which I won't use for anything else, my family really liked these. I thought they tasted horrible and gagged on first swallow, but my kids ate it, so that's something. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow these are SO YUMMY! I'm the only one in my family that liked them, though... but I don't have a sweet tooth so these are great for me! They aren't sweet, just nice and nutty. mmmm... Oh, next time I think I'm going to put in a pinch of coconut extract and see if that gives them even more flavor! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good treat. I tweeked the receipe just a little because i didnt have all of the ingredients but it still tastes good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband and I absolutely love these... I make them every week. They aren't as sweet as boxed bars, but once you get use to that, you'll never go back. Thanks, Ellie! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've been making these enery bars for months. I can't run out because they are great early early in the a.m. or to have when you're on the run! Give to my friends who are traveling and they love them. I've been substituting the 2 eggs for 1/3 cp of egg whites & works perfect. item not reviewed by moderator and published
For the most part I followed the recipe but since I was looking for something between a granola bar and granola, I baked this differently. I did not process this in the machine. I left it chunky like granola, and rather than putting it in a baking pan and cutting, I spread it out in a larger pan (like baking granola) and cooked it till nearly dry. Very good. Oh, and in order to perk up the (complained about) "bland taste", I added 1/2 teaspoon maple extract and 1/4 teaspoon salt. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i was really interested in these after reading that other ppl ate them either before or after their workout. I've recently become an avid gym go-er. I usually try to eat something high enery yet low caloric an hour or so before my workout. I thought these would be perfect and they are! They're so easy to make and the best part about this versus kashi or any other kind of bar-- you KNOW what you're eating. After reading the other reviews, i can't wait to try different variations! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are great! Ellie is now officially my domestic goddess. Next time, I'll consider substituting pignoli for the sunflower seeds, walnuts for the almonds, and dried cherries for the apricots. Especially the last. I don't care much for dried apricots. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were good and easy to make. We enjoyed them. I like them because I know EXACTLY what is in them. No hidden chemicals or additives. I will definitely make these again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
For the ease, I really liked the idea of sticking all ingredients in the food processor & then baking, but the outcome was a bar that lacked the texture I would expect in a granola bar. The flavor was fine, but I don't think I'll be making these again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made 3 batches of this, one for my mother (gluten free) one for my daughter (without nuts) and one for my honey (he needs LOTS of protein). I used protein powder instead of dry milk for all versions as well as a full tsp of vanilla and a little more than a tsp of cinnamon. For my mom's I used gluten free soy flour instead of the pastry flour, and flax seed instead of wheat germ. I added about two tablespoons of almond butter to it for more flavor and used craisins instead of dates and molasses instead of maple syrup. I also added half a banana. I found the molasses a bit much but she loved it and said they make her feel so good she's like a crack addict decimating her freeze looking for the bars every morning. My daughter's I used the molasses and added coconut instead of nuts and more sunflower seeds, dried blueberries, dried pineapple, half a banana, as well as sunflower butter (available at Trader Joes). She eats this like it's candy (well I guess, she's never had sugar) and goes nuts whenever I ask her if she wants one and she's 2. For my honey I double the almonds, added 1/4 cup sunflower seed butter, coconut, and omitted the dates. I also used wheat germ and flax seed for his. Overall- all three of them were crazy about their versions and I'm happy that I know they're all eating healthfully. Thanks for the great ideas!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these bars as per recipe, but took the suggestion of other reviewers and added a mashed banana & 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract. The result was a mediocre bar, could use honey instead of maple syrup and also the bars were very tiny, I made 20 squares. Despite being very healthy, these bars don?t excite me. I still have enough ingredients left over to make another batch, however this time around I am planning to add some nut butter (like Almond or peanut or a combination of both) and maybe some puffed wheat or rice to add some volume. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe makes a good base. It did need a few changes here and there, like more cinnamon. Just watch how much dried fruit you put in, it can be loaded with sugar. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The church ladies loved the energy bars and so did my (3) sons. I make a double batch and freeze as many as I can. In the morning when I go to work it is so easy to just reach in the freezer and grab one. By the time I am ready for my mid morning snack the energy bar has thawed out and ready for consumption. I love these energy bars. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've never been one for the packaged energy bars. These are great but are for sweet lovers! As per other reviews, I did have to oil/PAM my fingers because it's a stiff, sticky dough to spread in the pan item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are a part of our everyday diets now! Thank you so much, Ellie. If we all ate this well, we'd all be happier, healthier and would have more energy to take care of ourselves and others. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've made these a couple of times now and my husband and I like them alot. They're filling and an excellent way to stay out of the kids' cookie jar. Use carob chips for a bit of chocolately sweetness and the possibilities are endless with different fruits and nuts. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great recipe; I used it as a foundation and made several changes at my first attempt. I rough-chopped all my larger dried fruits, like the dates and apricots. I included craisins, too. This yielded an end product brimming with dried fruit that I could immediately identify, not a paste. Next, I left out the sunflower seeds and pastry flour simply because I did not have them on hand. I added a 1/3 tsp of salt for flavor, a few roughly chopped almonds and I used molasses and homemade cranberry preserves as sweeteners. I put everything (incl. the remaining ingredients the recipe called for) in the cuisinart and pulsed a few times to mix so as not to loose the course texture. Turned out suprisingly moist and delicious! Next time, I will add some roughly chopped dried apple, and use the pastry flour or increase the amount wheat germ, just to give it a little more binding power. Don't get me wrong, I love the way I can just pinch off a corner of a bar and pop it into my mouth. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Ellie, these are really good! The fact that you can freeze them and thaw a couple at a time to throw in our lunch sacks is just perfect! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love having an energy bar recipe that you know all of the ingredients and they are really easy to make. You can make them chewy or crunchy depending upon how long you cook them. They really hit the spot after a workout. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I can't stand breakfast and energy bars, but I made these for my husband who has quite a different palate. Neither one of us would eat the stuff you can buy these days but he really likes the convenience of grabbing something quick. We're always trying to cut down our mindless eating. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were so good, a wonderful whole-grain and nuts flavor. They taste just like one of my favorite cookies I get at my local coffee cafe. Now I don't have to pay for it! Thanks Ellie for the recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I started making these for my husband to snack on at work everyday. This, combined with a few other small changes to his diet have helped him lose 20 pounds over the past 6 months! When I make them, though, I increase the maple syrup to 1/2 cup and leave out the powdered milk. I am so glad to have this recipe. I had always wanted to make homemade granola bars that could be healthy and not so loaded with sugar like the store-bought ones. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These bars are really tasty, with great nut and fruit flavors. But the flavors are not over-powering. I cut them into squares, wrapped each in wax paper, and then put them in the freezer (just as Elie did on the show), and they were great to grab on the go! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've tried this, mixing and matching various dried fruit and nuts and its great! I tried substituting a little of the maple syrup with molasses for the added minerals and its delicious! I also sometimes add some puffed wheat to make the bars seem a little bigger item not reviewed by moderator and published
Took these to work. All wanted the recipe. Were easier to prepare than I expected. My 8 year old Grandaughter asked to take some home for her packed lunches. Really filling. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I really do not know what to say,but i want to learn about healthy cooking. Thanks item not reviewed by moderator and published
As easy to make as they are delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I like these bars because they aren't too sweet. Of course, no one in my family liked them saying they weren't sweet enough. I added ground flax seed to up the nutrition a little bit. I have two of the bars as a breakfast and it keeps me full until lunch. Easy to make and I will definitely make them again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was really expecting to hate these, but really liked them. I used other reviewers suggestions and added 1 mashed banana, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1 tsp vanilla extract. Yummy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
They were easy to make. I use them as a snack just before I work out. They are very good, not perfect sweetness. Sturdy but a little bit moist too. An excellent snack before any workout without the guilt. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are the perfect afternoon snack, and they were really easy to make. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are fantastic! Nice and chewy with the nuts and sweets, it feels like i'm cheating. Currently doing Weight Watchers and these only calculate to 2.5 points, well worth it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I like making it and I love eating it and it fills me up and keeps me going. More ways then one. Great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wonderful + healthy + tasty, can't beat that. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I really liked these. I read the reviews before I made them and I added one half tsp. of salt and one tsp. vanilla. I also had a bag of dried cherries, strawberries and blueberries and used those instead of the raisins, dates and apricots. They were very chewy and sweet. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I think the next time I made this recipe I will add more of one flavor, like 1 cup of apricots and eliminate one of the other ingredients. This is extemely health and I love the concept. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've made these bars several times and they are always a hit, especially when I use suggestions from other reviewers. I like this version: sub whole flax seed for the wheat germ, double the amount of cinnamon, add 1 tsp. vanilla and one mashed banana. I am so happy to have this recipe! It is fun to make and will never get boring using the variations and substitutions. It?s very versatile. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've passed this recipe on to everyone in my family and to my "healthy lifestyele women's group." It's fantastic. I added 1/2 cup chopped pecans (any kind would work well though), and sprinkled some on top before baking. I also added dried cranberries. Hint: Make a double batch (use a cooky sheet with sides). Might as well pull out the old food processor once and bake twice, so to speak! My husband and I missed lunch one day while on vacation and sat on the dunes in Provincetown, MA eating these instead. Delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used raisins, craisins and dates for the fruit and substituted dried vegetable protein for the powdered milk. I also put in a drop of almond and a drop of vanilla extract...tasty! They are excellent warm from the oven-taste like oatmeal cookies to me. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these for when my husband and I for when we go hiking, they were actually really good and stayed chewy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thanks for the simple recipe for these bars, it so easy to adjust for different flavors. I do add a mashed banana for a little more moisture. No need to buy the store bought kind anymore, these are so fresh tasting. If the don't taste good, you should try getting better quality ingredients. item not reviewed by moderator and published
They are very good. And its easy to add different fruit to change it up. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these with my kids (ages 3 and 5) and they love them! I especially like that the recipe has alot of steps that kids can help with, which makes them more likely to eat them. I individually wrapped and froze them, and they thaw very quickly--I just throw a couple in the bag on the way out the door. I would like to try to make these with a little lower sugar content, so might try substituting prunes for the dates, and SF syrup for the regular. But they are great just as is! item not reviewed by moderator and published
this was the best bar i tested.I can't eat gluten so i change oat flour to soy,sorghum flour.flex mill for wheat germ,pastry flour i didn't add.Instead of apricot i use cranberry.And still came out good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was looking for the recipie of healthy energy bars, the one that will not have too much sugar in it and this is just the one!! Great taste, easy to make a verrrry healthy!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was quick and easy to make. I subsituted dried cranberries for the apricots. I didn't realize something good for you could taste so good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Good recipe, and it works to be able to keep them in the freezer. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These bars were easy to make, heatlhy, and delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
simple to make and a great change from my favorite commercial kashi bar. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved them. Even for an inexperienced cook they take less than seven minutes to prepare and turn out beautifully. Now I always carry one with me so I don't resort to eating junk when I'm on the go. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I went to the bulk/health food store and bought most of the ingredients for these bars and I think the dates and apricots from some exotic place...anyway they were delicious. I love the fact that they can be individually wrapped and froze. I added the flax seed as well and made sure to use the good grade maple syrup. I will be making these a lot! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Although I increased the maple syrup, these were still bland and disappointing. They ended up in the trash. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I think these bars taste delicious. I left out the sunflower seeds and raisins, and still think they are very good. But, for some reason my food processor wouldn't cut the dates and apricots. It ended up ruining my blade, so I had to chop them and add them later. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This one really surprised me. I thought the flavor was going to be bland and boring with all those healthy ingredients, but they are fabulous. Lots of nutty flavor! These are terrific for a quick snack and I can definitely see myself having these for a breakfast on the run. I think kids would also like these as an afternoon snack with milk. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow these bars are so great, the taste of it is really good and full of great nutrition! try them and you will love them, garanty! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My daughter and I watched this episode of Ellie's and decided to try the energy bars. We substituted Craisins for the dates, but otherwise used exactly the same ingredients. They are fantastic! Even my husband loved them and he hates energy bars! Give us more Ellie recipes! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These bars aren't too sweet, but taste terrific. I love this recipe and the ease of it! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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