Energy Bars

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Apr. 13, 2010

Ingredients

Non stick cooking spray
Low fat granola 1 3/4 Cup (28 tbs)
Chopped pitted dates 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Flaked coconut 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Packed light brown sugar 2/3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
Whole wheat pastry flour 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Ground cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
Canned pinto beans/Great northern beans 15 Ounce , rinsed, well drained, and coarsely chopped (1 Can)
Dark raisins 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Chopped walnuts/Almonds 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Honey 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Margarine/Butter 3 Tablespoon , melted
Cooking oil 2 Tablespoon
Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
Salt 1/8 Teaspoon

Directions

Line a 13x9x2-inch baking pan with foil.

Lightly coat foil with cooking spray; set .pan aside.

In a large bowl stir together granola, dates, coconut, brown sugar, flour, and 'cinnamon.

Stir in beans, raisins, and nuts.

In a small bowl combine honey, margarine, oil, vanilla, and salt.

Add to granola mixture; stir until combined.

Spread in prepared baking pan.

Bake in a 350° oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until edges of bars are light brown and 'center is firm to touch.

Cool in pan on a wire rack.

Using foil, lift out of pan; cut into bars.

Make-Ahead Tip: Wrap bars in foil or freezer wrap and freeze for up to 3 months.

Recipe Summary

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 5077Calories from Fat 1818

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 220 g338.5%

Saturated Fat 68 g340%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 2429 mg101.21%

Total Carbohydrates 752 g250.7%

Dietary Fiber 95 g380%

Sugars 464 g

Protein 79 g158%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet