Hope you are all recovering from the Bluenose or Cabot Trail Relay Race and slowly easing back into training for the spring season! With that in mind I decided I’d like to share a great power-bar recipe I found on the world wide web. I went on a power-bar making spree last week before I left to plant in Cape Breton for a couple of days. I figured they would be quick, easy to store, and would help me get a variety of nutrients to keep me going when I didn’t feel like using the old camp stove. I tried four different recipes (now my freezer is packed with a variety of power bars), but one stood out in particular, because of the unique ingredients and it’s extreme tastiness (for a power bar that is…)
I wasn’t too sure about how this recipe would work out – I thought it could go either way, awesome or disgusting. Luckily, they were awesome, and actually pretty cheap and flexible (in terms of ingredients) to make. I was really imporessed and will definitely be making these again – they are great for running, tree-planting, hiking, or even a quick breakfast. Yum!
I found the recipe on this website: http://www.nomeatathlete.com/homemade-energy-bar-recipe/
It gives you a variety of options in terms of how you can mix and match the various ingredients. Here is the recipe to the ones I made, they were chocolately, but not too sweet and not too bland, just right:)
Chocolate Power-Bar Recipe
1 1/2 cups Black Beans
1/2 cup Peanut Butter
1/4 cup Honey
1/2 cup Applesauce
1/2 cup Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 cup Cocoa
1 1/2 cups Oats
1/4 tsp Salt
1 cup Chocolate Chips
Directions: In a food processor, mix beans, peanut butter, honey, applesauce, and salt. Pulse until smooth. Add oats, whole wheat flour, and cocoa and pulse until smooth. Finally add in the chocolate chips and pulse to combine. Grease a 13×9 inch pan and put in 350° for 15-18 minutes. Once cooked (toothpick comes out clean), let cool, then cut into 2 inch cubes. Enjoy!