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PBJ Bars With Chef Baby!

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Healthy fruit, oat and nut energy bars for toddlers! These PBJ bars have oatmeal, dried fruit, and nuts for a naturally sweet snack your toddler will love. PBJ Energy Bars recipe below.
Ingredients
  Old fashioned rolled oats 2 1⁄4 Cup (36 tbs), divided
  Dried fruit 1 Cup (16 tbs) (raisins, figs, dates, etc)
  Melted butter/Coconut oil 4 Tablespoon, divided
  Peanut butter 3 Tablespoon
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  All fruit jam 2 Tablespoon
  Chopped roasted peanuts 2 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Line baking pan with parchment paper as shown in the video.
  3. Cover dried fruits with boiling water and let it sit aside for 5 minutes.

MAKING:

  1. In a food processor, pulse 1 ¾ cups of oats and once done, transfer to a bowl.
  2. Add soaked (drained) fruit, 2 tablespoons of butter, peanut butter, vanilla and pulse until well combined.
  3. Add oats and mix well.
  4. Add 2-4 tablespoons of soaking liquid to adjust consistency of dough.
  5. Transfer to baking dish and press well to the bottom of the dish.
  6. Spread jam over it.
  7. Combine remaining butter with oats and peanuts. Sprinkle the mixture over layer of jam and press it.
  8. Pop into oven and bake for 15-20 minutes.
  9. Once done, allow to cool completely and cut into 2” squares.

SERVING:

  1. Serve and enjoy!
Things You Will Need
8x8" pan/baking dish with parchment paper
Food processor

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
16

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 206 Calories from Fat 72

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 8 g13%

Saturated Fat 4 g20%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 8.1 mg2.7%

Sodium 42.7 mg1.8%

Total Carbohydrates 29 g9.8%

Dietary Fiber 3.3 g13.1%

Sugars 8.5 g

Protein 4 g8.3%

Vitamin A 1.9% Vitamin C 0.29%

Calcium 3.2% Iron 5.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

PBJ Bars With Chef Baby! Recipe Video