Nutritious and Delicious: DIY Energy Bars

With exam season in full swing, try this fun recipe out to give your self an energy boost!


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  • 1/2 cup (60 g) salted dry-roasted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup (60 g) roasted sunflower seed kernels, or use more peanuts or other nuts
  • 1/2 cup (80 g) raisins or other dried fruit
  • 2 cups (160 g) uncooked oatmeal, old-fashioned or instant
  • 2 cups (50 g) toasted rice cereal, such as Rice Krispies
  • 1/2 cup (130 g) peanut butter, crunchy or creamy
  • 1/2 cup (100 g) packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Optional: 1/4 cup toasted wheat germ

Mix together the first six ingredients in bowl. Set aside. Combine peanut butter, brown sugar and corn syrup in another bowl. Microwave on high for 2 minutes. Add vanilla and stir until blended. Add dry ingredients from medium bowl. Stir until coated. Spoon mixture into an 8-inch square pan coated with non-stick spray. Press down firmly. Let stand about 1 hour. Cut into bars and enjoy your very own energy bars!

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