Oatmeal peanut butter energy bars

  • Preparation Time60 mins
  • Cooking Time5 mins
  • Serves14
  • DifficultyEasy
Cooking spray
170g honey
130g natural creamy peanut butter
40g maple syrup
1 tbsp canola oil
55g light brown sugar
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla essence
160g rolled oats
70g crisp brown rice cereal
20g toasted wheat germ
70g chopped roasted peanuts
60g chopped dried apricots
60g chopped dried figs
1/2 tsp salt
1) Spray a 20 by 30cm baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.

2) In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine honey, peanut butter, maple syrup, canola oil, brown sugar, cinnamon. Stir and cook until mixture just begins to bubble, about 3 to 5 mins. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla essence.

3) In a large bowl, combine oats, rice cereal, wheat germ, peanuts, apricots, figs and salt.

4) Pour peanut butter mixture over oatmeal mixture and stir gently with a spatula until well combined. Transfer to baking dish, cover with parchment paper and press firmly into dish. Allow to cool completely (will cool faster in the refrigerator). Cut into squares or bars.

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