Thursday, January 27, 2011

Yogi Trail Mix Bars

(work out clothes & heart apron)

I so love Jenna's blog Eat,Live,Run. Jenna is a great writer & I love reading her blog & getting food ideas & seeing her messy kitchen :)

She posted about a week ago about these trail mix bars. It definitely is more cost effective than buying my favorite granola bars so the other day I went shopping to get supplies & last night I made the bars.

*I think 1 cup of honey made it too sweet, so next time, I will be using 1/2 cup of honey. They are delicious & so easy to make! *

Yogi Trail Mix Bars

makes about 16 bars

1 cup honey

2 tsp vanilla extract

1/4th tsp salt

2 T granulated sugar

1/4 cup peanut butter

1 1/2 cups rolled oats

1/2 cup oat bran

1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

1/2 cup sunflower seeds

3/4 cup dried cherries, cranberries or berry blend (I used a blend of dried cherries, raspberries and currants)

Combine the honey, vanilla, salt, sugar and peanut butter in a medium sized saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cook for about four minutes, stirring occasionally.

In a large bowl, combine all other ingredients except for chocolate chips. Pour the boiling honey mixture over the oat mixture and toss well. Finally, add the chocolate chips and fold together (being careful not to overmix and melt the chocolate).

Press mixture into a greased nine inch pan and pat down with wet hands. Chill in fridge for an hour, or until firm, before cutting into bars.


Stony and Brit said...

Mmmm those sound pretty good.

Krystal said...

You have such a fun blog - this recipe is like...brilliant, I want to try it. I have never been to Alaska but Mark has several times and we have a few friends living there- I hope to get there some day!

Krystal said...

although, after just reading your info you're not really from there, haha! :)