Peanut Butter

Energy  Bars

March  5, 2016
1 Ratings
Photo by Yael Even
  • Makes 20 bars9 depending on the size you cut them)
Author Notes

A very versatile recipe for delicious bars to have handy for breakfast or snack. Great to freeze! —Yael Even

What You'll Need
  • 100 grams butter ( 1/2 cup)
  • 90 grams glucose( available at specialty stores for baking supplies)
  • 70 grams peanut butter ( you can use tehina paste, almond butter, cashew butter etc. etc.)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste ( or 1 tsp. vanilla extract if you don't have)
  • 15 grams flour
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 120 grams oats, lightly toasted
  • 90 grams brown sugar
  • 25 grams coconut flakes
  • 25 grams sesame seeds , lightly toasted
  • 45 grams hazelnuts( you can substitute any nut you like or eliminate if you choose)
  • 40 grams raisins (or any dried fruit you like or omit if you don't like)
  • 25 grams sugared orange peel , chopped (again, here you can play with it as you wish)
  1. Preheat oven to 170 C ( 320 F)
  2. Place glucose ( make sure you wet your hands well to handle the glucose or else it will stick - to your hands and anything else it touches!! not fun!) and butter in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and add peanut butter. Mix until smooth.
  3. In a large bowl , mix all other ingredients and form a well in the middle. Add the butter mix and stir well to coat all the ingredients.
  4. Pour into pan ( you don't have to grease it, there is enough fat in the mixture. Believe me, it comes right out of the pan with no problem) and press down.
  5. Bake 20 minutes ( when it starts bubbling, it's done)
  6. Cool and cut into whatever size squares or bars you like. Store in a closed container.

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3 Reviews

LeBec F. March 6, 2016
nice job!! i like your combo of flavors and textures.
you know, next to glucose, you might want to list corn syrup (dark would be tastier in this) or lyle's golden syrup; they're all just sugar with particular binding powers, so are interchangeable.
Yael E. March 6, 2016
Thanks for the suggestion! Will do!
Yael E. March 6, 2016
Can't figure out how to edit the recipe!