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Honey Energy Bars To Brighten Up Your Day!

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Energy bars are more fun when made with honey! 

With store brought kinds laden with preservatives, chemicals and what-have-you, making a batch of energy bars right in your own kitchen is never a bad idea.

Here are a few of our favorite honey bar recipes that are a breeze to make in the kitchen with the help of a silicone baking mat. Its non-stick surface is perfect for sticky sweets like energy bars. Enjoy!

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Salted Honey Walnut Bars (Sugar Hero)

Salted Honey Walnut Bars | From SugarHero.com

"The flavor and texture are both perfectly balanced, and although the ingredient list would have you believe that these are a painfully sweet bar, somehow the salt and the dark chocolate combine to make them not at all cloying."

Ingredients
For the Crust:

  • 9 oz (2 cups) all-purpose flour
  • 4 oz (1 cup) powdered sugar
  • 8 oz (1 cup) unsalted butter, at room temperature

For the Filling:

  • 6 oz (12 tbsp) unsalted butter, cubed
  • 7½ oz (1 cup) packed brown sugar
  • 12 oz (1 cup) honey
  • 10 oz (2½ cups) walnuts, toasted and coarsely chopped
  • 4 oz (1/2 cup) heavy cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ tsp kosher or fine sea salt
  • 4 oz semi-sweet chocolate
  • ½ tsp large flaked sea salt, for finishing

Salted Honey Walnut Bars | From SugarHero.com

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Oats & Honey Granola Bars (Five Heart Home)

Oats and Honey Granola Bars ~ these homemade, all-natural granola bars are baked until slightly crunchy, making them perfect for breakfast-on-the-go or as a wholesome, portable snack | FiveHeartHome.com

"These homemade, all-natural Oats and Honey Granola Bars are baked until slightly crunchy, making them perfect for breakfast-on-the-go or as a wholesome, portable snack."

Ingredients:

  • 3 1/4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 3/4 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 2/3 cups oat flour (see Tips & Tricks below) OR whole wheat pastry flour
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Oats and Honey Granola Bars ~ these homemade, all-natural granola bars are baked until slightly crunchy, making them perfect for breakfast-on-the-go or as a wholesome, portable snack | FiveHeartHome.com

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Oats 'N Honey Bars (Half Baked Harvest)

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"Oh, and they are SO easy. Like you need nine simple ingredients that you probably have on hand right now,  five minutes of prep time and a little love from the oven."

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup rolled oats (use gluten free oats for a gluten free version)
  • 1/2 cup rice crispies cereal
  • 3 tablespoons cornmeal
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil or I like to sometimes use coconut oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar

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