These simple and delicious energy bars are easy to make and a great "grab & go" snack. My good friend Bobbi from Nhershoes Fitness shared a homemade cliff bar recipe a few years ago and I fell in love! I have taken that recipe and slightly altered it to make these delicious energy bars with coconut and cocoa nibs. You can easily alter the recipe to include your favorite add ins.
1 cup old fashioned oats
3 large biscuit style shredded wheat cereal
1 cup raisins
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup cocoa nibs
1/4-1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
Preheat oven to 350°
Line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper.
Place raisins in food processor and pulse until lightly chopped (it will be sticky)
Add the shredded wheat, oats, cinnamon and salt in food processor and pulse until mixture is finely chopped and incorporated.
This post should have been written a while ago but I hadn't found the time to do it yet. I find that in the current circumstances of the power outages in Maine from the storm on Sunday, I should inform you all that the Varney tribe bought a house in Auburn back in September!!
The reason I wanted to share this information with you is because many of our friends and family are going on day 3 without power and some are not expected to receive power back until late this week or next week. We were extremely fortunate that we only had a few hours without power on Monday, so we want to make you all aware that our home is open to anyone who needs a warm shower, food, coffee, a place to do laundry, or somewhere to charge your phone or other devices.
Our home is a blessing and a gift that we do not deserve and we desire to use it to glorify God. We want to open our home and show the love of Christ to our neighbors (a lot of them still don't have power), family, and friends.