Chewy Energy Bars

It’s a wonderful thing that these cute little bars are so full of energy–because you may just need some…to make more. They fit perfectly into snack-sized ziploc bags to tuck nicely into your purse or pocket. Oh, and one more thing—they taste fabulous.

The honest to goodness, gospel truth is that it was all I could do to get a photo of the last couple of bars before they got snatched up too.

Forgive the blurry shots–I was in a hurry.

Chewy Energy Bars

Ingredients:

2-1/2 cups crisp rice cereal

2 cups old-fashioned oats

1/4 cup toasted wheat germ

1 cup corn syrup

1 cup peanut butter

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

In a large bowl, combine the cereal, oats and wheat germ. In a small saucepan, combine the corn syrup, peanut butter and brown sugar.
Cook over medium heat until peanut butter is melted, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat. Stir in vanilla. Pour over cereal mixture; mix well.
Transfer to a greased 9-in. square pan. Gently press cereal mixture evenly into pan. Cool completely. Cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts: 1 bar equals 212 calories, 8 g fat, 0 cholesterol, 115 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.ย 

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Chewy Energy Bars
 
Ingredients
  • Chewy Energy Bars
  • Ingredients:
  • 2-1/2 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • ¼ cup toasted wheat germ
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, combine the cereal, oats and wheat germ. In a small saucepan, combine the corn syrup, peanut butter and brown sugar.
  2. Cook over medium heat until peanut butter is melted, stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove from the heat. Stir in vanilla. Pour over cereal mixture; mix well.
  4. Transfer to a greased 9-in. square pan.
  5. Gently press cereal mixture evenly into pan.
  6. Cool completely.
  7. Cut into bars.

8 Replies to “Chewy Energy Bars”

  1. Hey, where’s the print box for the recipe? These look like a keeper for sure, they’d make a great snack for my girls lunches too.

  2. Questions –
    Could you use honey in place of the corn syrup?
    Where do you get toasted wheat germ?
    They do look yummy ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. I just looked it up and you can substitute corn syrup equally with honey. They may be slightly less chewy in a day or two, but they won’t last that long anyway. They are just tooooo good!

  4. I tried these for a party yesterday, substituting toasted sesame seeds and a little flax seed for the wheat germ I didnt have. I also split the corn syrup with honey. A TOTAL smash hit, all 24 bars were gobbled up in the hour I spent at the party and 3 people asked me for the recipe. Thanks aunt Launi!! Your recipes always save the day!!

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