GRL Energy Bars

House made energy bars Montana
These are some of the tastiest, easiest to make energy bars, straight from the GRL Kitchen. Take some along for your outdoor adventures, and they will certainly keep you going!

Ingredient List
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup almonds
3 tablespoons butter
2/3 cup honey
1/ 2 cup peanut butter
¼ cup light brown sugar
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
¾ cup dried cherries
¾ cup dried apricots

1. Heat oven to 350F, then line a 9 inch square pan with foil. Lightly oil or spray.
2. Add oats and almonds to small baking sheet, and bake 5 minutes. Stir and bake another 3-5 minutes, or until lightly toasted
3. Transfer oats and almonds to a large bowl
4. Combine butter, honey, peanut butter, brown sugar, and vanilla in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally until butter melts and sugar is completely dissolved
5. Pour mixture into the bowl with toasted almonds and oats. Mix well, then add dried fruit. Stir until combined
6. Transfer oat mixture to lined 9 inch pan. Use a rubber spatula and firmly press mixture into the pan
7. Refrigerate 2 hours
8. Remove block of energy bar mixture from pan and peel away foil. Cut into 12 pieces.

These bars are great for all ages, and can store up to a week. They provide plenty of protein, and energy for whatever adventure you have ahead of you. Enjoy!

Image compliments of Kayla Petering