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Homemade Energy Bars

My friend, the Onion of CDT yo-yo fame, was in Denver for a visit and he let me try his homemade energy bars. I had been looking for a cheaper alternative to buying bars from my local grocery store for a long time and was immediately sold on his bars*. I played around with his recipe a bit and settled on one that had my favorite ingredients in the proportions I liked the most. Click on Discos Homemade Energy Bars for the recipe and more info.

-submitted by Lawton “Disco” Grinter, Trail Ambassador and Triple Crowner

4 Responses to Homemade Energy Bars

  1. Paul"The Beeman" Cronshaw February 19, 2011 at 3:53 pm #

    My wife made these energy bars with some honey from my bees. I cut them into brownie size portions and wrapped them in saran wrap. They give a great energy boost on the trail. Thanks Disco for sharing this recipe with the hiking community. Happy Trails and “Bee Well & Happy”

  2. JJ Mathes March 3, 2011 at 11:53 am #

    I made a batch of these this week, modified a few ingredients to better fit my taste. THEY ARE AWESOME!

    I wrapped them in parchment paper and placed inside a Ziploc bag. The parchment will make great tinder for starting fires too. I’ll be making more for this years hikes, thanks for posting.

  3. Mike Swist March 4, 2011 at 12:11 am #

    These are DELICIOUS. Do yourself a favor and please make them. I made a batch on a Sunday night intending to bring some on a hike the next weekend. None made it through the week. Now I need to make more and I cant wait.

  4. Deborah June 10, 2011 at 11:59 am #

    I’ve been wanting to make my own bars for years and this gave me the base (nut butter/sweetener ratio) to explore my own concoctions. I’ve made all kinds, always different, especially like to use (1) almond butter/maple syrup+agave nectar and (2) dark chocolate almond butter. I add whatever I have in terms of fruits, nuts, mini chocolate chips, cereals, etc. I’ve found that once I’m done with the basic dough it is a good idea to add almond meal, as needed, to make it quite stiff. I also bake them for a longer time (30+ minutes). I will never buy bars again! Thank you!

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