We’ve had requests for the recipe for the home-made powerbars that our guide Stacey Scarce brings on some of the trips she leads. S0 – here it is!:
4 cups rolled oats
1 container of peanut butter
About 16 oz or more of honey
Now add whatever of the following ingredients that you would like to include: maybe ½ cup of each, except flax can 1 cup
Flax seed (healthy)
Millet (my favorite and healthy)
Sesame, Pumpkin, Sunflower seeds, I usually add one or two of these but not all three
1 cup or more of dried cranberries
1 package of semi-sweet choc. Chips
About 1 ½ tablespoons of vanilla and cinnamon
You can add other stuff to it just make sure the oats are the most abundant ingredient. If you put too much millet, it doesn’t bind together well.
Mix it all together, dump it in a pre-greased pan then press it in. I use a glass with a little water on it so it doesn’t stick and roll the glass over the top to pack it down.
Bake 350’ for no more than 30 minutes. Check it out at 20 minutes to be sure it is not too brown. It should have a soft brown hue in the middle when it is done.