It’s trail running season again (Yeah!!) and in order to sustain hours of fun exploring familiar and unfamiliar terrain, I need to pack some portable energy. Although I could purchase energy bars, I prefer homemade treats so I ask my wife to make Eat More Bars! I love these bars because they are delicious and can be customized to include whatever you want. So here is the recipe … hope you enjoy them as much as I do:
Eat More Bars
1 cup corn syrup
½ cup peanut butter
2 cups chocolate chips
Heat in a pot to bubbling (full bubble). Remove from heat and mix in remaining ingredients.
1 cup crushed peanuts, almonds or walnuts
½ cup shelled sunflower seeds
½ cup rice krispies (gluten free or regular)
½ cup dried cranberries (optional)
Spread on cookie sheet lined with parchment (or wax) paper. When cool, cut to desired size (I like small bite-sized pieces). Store in fridge.
Tip: Rather than using a knife to cut the bars, use a pizza cutter for easier and quicker cutting.