LESLIE’S ENERGY BARS
Serves: 32 cubes or 32 balls
Prep Time: 15 minutes
½ cup honey roasted peanuts
½ cup roasted sunflower seeds, shelled
2 cups mixed raisins/craisins (or other chopped dried fruits
1.5 cups dry oats
2 cups Crispy rice cereal
¼ cup nonfat dry milk powder
1 cup peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)
¾ cup honey
Coat a cookie sheet with cooking spray.
Combine peanuts, sunflower seeds, dried fruit, oats, and Crispy rice cereal in a large bowl. In a microwave safe bowl- combine peanut butter, and honey. Microwave on HIGH for 1-2 minutes until bubbling. Add this to dry ingredients and stir well.
Transfer mixture to prepared ice cube trays and press down firmly. It may help to spray fingers with cooking spray. Put in refrigerator or freezer briefly to set.
To change it up:
Substitute crushed Cheerios for the Rice Krispies or crushed corn flakes
Different dried fruit: tart cherries, banana chips, golden raisins, dried plums
Almond butter instead of peanut butter. Could add some coconut or pumpkin seeds to replace the sunflower seeds. Instead of peanuts, could use pecans, almonds, cashew pieces of a mix of nuts.