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These treats not only taste better than most energy bars, but the peanuts in Chocolate Peanut-Butter Energy Bars may help prevent a blood-sugar spike. Both dark chocolate and cranberries in these energy bars are great choices for heart health.

Fiona Bennett
Recipe by Health July 2012

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Plamen Petkov

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
40 mins
Yield:
Makes 24 bars (serving size: 1 bar)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 13- x 9-inch baking pan with cooking spray.

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  • In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and cinnamon. In a large bowl, beat brown sugar and peanut butter until well combined. Beat in eggs, oil, and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture. Add barley flakes (or rolled oats), cranberries, peanuts, and 3/4 cup chocolate chips, stirring to combine.

  • Spread evenly in prepared pan. Bake 20-25 minutes, until lightly browned and firm to the touch. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

  • In a small bowl set in a pan of simmering water, melt remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips, stirring until smooth. With fork, drizzle chocolate over bars; refrigerate until set. Cut into 24 bars.

Nutrition Facts

176 calories; fat 8.2g; saturated fat 2.3g; mono fat 3.7g; poly fat 1.8g; protein 4g; carbohydrates 24g; fiber 2g; cholesterol 16mg; iron 1mg; sodium 62mg; calcium 18mg.
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