Rider Recipe: Peanut Butter Pretzel Energy Bars

This recipe is from our very own RD Sarah Gilbert. They’re easy to make and offer that sweet and salty combo we all crave on the bike. Enjoy!!!

energy bar recipe:
1 cup peanut butter (I used natural)
1 cup raisins
1 cup oats (old fashioned)Sarah'sBars
40g chopped pretzels (~ 1 cup)
1/2 – 2/3 cup honey (nutrition based on 2/3 cup)
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Bring peanut butter and honey to a low boil in a small saucepan for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and add vanilla in. Stir peanut butter mixture into dry ingredients and mix well. Spread in a pan (or sheet, if you like thinner bars). I topped mine with a little honey and sea salt. They tasted delicious

Nutrition info (makes 18 bars): 195 calories, 10g fat (mostly monounsaturated), 0mg cholesterol, 164mg sodium, 198mg potassium, 25g carbohydrates, 2g fiber, 5.5g protein. I made these to try to substitute for something like a clif bar-they are not intended to be daily energy bars, but more for endurance exercise (hence the lower fiber, lower protein than other recipes I have made).

Adapted from: http://www.myrecipes.com/…/oatmeal-raisin-energy-bars-5040…/

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