Monday, August 13, 2007

Energy Bars

It's about that time again. Time to start buying energy bars and thinking about what to eat before and after weekly long runs. I usually stick with Kashi brand bars, rolls, etc. They are fairly natural and have lots of fiber, protein, etc.

But, I like the idea of homemade energy bars. And I found a good base in this recipe. It might be a little sweet for me to actually eat after runs, so I might use a little less honey, but it is so versatile and could have any nuts or fruits throw into it! It tastes like no bake cookies without chocolate.

Energy Bars:
1/2 cup Peanut Butter
1/2 cup Honey
1 1/2 cup Quick Oats
In a sauce pan, heat the peanut butter and honey until it is well incorporated and a little runny. Then add in the oats and stir. Heat them just long enough to incorporate everything. Not to cook it. Pour into a loaf pan lined with parchment paper and let cool.
They come out very sticky and chewy, but nonetheless delicious. (and cheap!).
I wrapped them in parchment paper and then put them in a ziploc bag to make them easier to handle on the go.