Again my friend Kelly is responsible for this chocolaty peanut butter delight. Remember the homemade reese's peanut butter cups, she gave me that recipe too. I had to improvise on the fly the other night after the blue flame o' death shot out of our range. I HAD been planning to make muffins for school lunches but then that was just not happening. Our school has a rule that kids lunches shouldn't include processed foods so I needed something quasi healthy and whole food-ish for a 6 year old's lunch.
Enter Kelly and her facebook blip about homemade power bars. I looked them up again, ascertained I had enough of the ingredients to make them and set to work. Kelly's original recipe had flax meal in it which I tried in one of the 3 batches I have made since the blue flame 'o death. 3 batches in 3 days, everybody likes these and some people a little too much perhaps? Ultimately I decided I didn't care for them with flax meal in them because I just don't care for the texture when mixed with water. If you like it add some in. This is definitely a recipe you can play with and in fact I didn't actually measure ingredients until tonight, I just kept adding and mixing.
Homemade Power Bars
1 1/2 cups oatmeal or other rolled grains
1/2 cup peanut butter or almond butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4-1/2 cup organic sugar or other sweetener in appropriate amounts
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2-3 TBSP water
mix oatmeal and nut butters together
add salt, sugar and cocoa powder, stir well
add small amounts of water until the mixture holds together well
I usually make small truffles size pieces for lunches
So excited I finally got to share my awesome cool news about speaking at BlogHer Food '10. Thanks for all your encouraging words!
Peace and Love--