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High Energy Bars

High Energy Bars

My husband was always training for an extreme athletic event, like running a marathon across icy Lake Baikal with average temperature of -14C. He also participated in the Norseman, an extreme triathlon in Norway. He averages 10-15 hrs of training including running, swimming and cycling per week. To help him keep his energy up, I have developed a bar. I hope you try it as it will satisfy not only the athlete but the kids as well.



In a large bowl combine the following


1 cup chopped dried apricots

1 cup chopped dried figs

1/2 cup chopped dried apples

1/2 cup dried cranberries

1/2 cup sultanas

1 cup peanuts

1 cup chopped almonds

1/2 cup sunflower seeds

1/2 cup pumpkin seeds

1/2 cup oat bran

2 cups quick rolled oats

1 cup chocolate or other flavour chips

1 cup skor bar chips

1 cup shredded coconut


You can substitue any of your favourite nuts or fruits as long as you end up with approx. 12 cups.


In a saucepan combine the following and heat till melted


1 1/2 cups peanut butter

1 cup corn syrup

1/2 maple syrup

1 tbsp vanilla

4 Tbsp coconut oil

1 cup white choholate


Pour the peanut butter mixture over the dry mixture and using your hands, combine till all ingredients are coated. Pour into greased parchment paper covered jelly roll pan or any large pan with sides. Compress and put aside to set. Cut into 1x1 squares and place in airtight container. Enjoy!

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