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Breakfast / Brunch

Peanut Butter-Oatmeal Energy Bars

Packed with protein, these oatmeal energy bars are an excellent, guilt-free meal, or anytime snack. Peanut butter, almonds, and dried fruit create a bar that can't be beat in taste, and the oats provide a healthy dose of fiber. Whether you eat them for breakfast, or to stay focused during the afternoon slump, this recipe for Peanut Butter-Oatmeal Energy Bars provide a tasty and healthy grab-and-go snack solution. Give this recipe a try, and you'll never buy protein bars again.

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Ingredients

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When cut into 9 servings, these bars are great meal replacers or after-workout snacks. For snack-size servings portion them into 12 bars.

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350°. Coat an 8-inch square pan with nonstick spray.

Toast oats and almonds in the oven on a baking sheet in a single layer until browned, 10 minutes.

Heat peanut butter, honey, and vanilla in a saucepan over medium until peanut butter melts.

Combine cereal, cherries, salt, toasted oats, almonds, and peanut butter mixture until ingredients are coated. Press mixture into prepared pan and let chill until firm, 10–15 minutes. Cut into bars and wrap in plastic wrap.

Nutritional Facts

Tags: Breakfast, Easy, Quick, Vegetarian, Make Ahead, Snacks, Healthy

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