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Home-made "power-bars"(6 posts)

Home-made "power-bars"gregario
Apr 22, 2002 2:08 PM
Anyone have a "do it youself" recipe for "power" bars?
Here ya go!EMR
Apr 22, 2002 2:42 PM
I had kept this message someone else posted a while back,I tried making them a long time ago and they came out okay, but it sure was a lot of work to make them.

Here is a recipe I had in my files from an old Bicycling nutrition
section.
And yes the did have the title Great Balls of Fire! The trouble is I
can't
remember how they taste. If anyone gives them a try let me know if they
are
worth the effort. Ok here we go;

Ingedients: 24 dried figs 1/3 cup honey 4 tbsp. orange juice 2 tbsp.
lemon
juice 1 tsp. lemon juice 2 1/2 cups unbleached flour 1/2 tsp. backing
soda
1/4 tsp. backing powder 1 tbsp. canola oil 1/4 cup dark corn syrup 2
egg
whites 1 cup oat bran Directions; Add figs, honey, orange juice, and 2
tbsp.
lemon juice to a food processor and mix on "chop" setting until fig
bits are
finely cut. Set aside.

Put all other ingredients (ecept oat bran) in mixing bowl. Beat with
electric mixer for 3-4 minutes at medium speed. Add fig mixture and
beat
until everything blends. Roll 20-24 balls and coat with oat bran poured
on a
plate. Place balls on pan and bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes, or
until
they are warm and a bit puffy. Place in refridgerator to harden. For
crunchier texture, bake 2-5 minutes longer, or until dough is
thoroughly
cooked.

Back at the time of this article they calculated the cost at 17 cents
per
ball. Here is the nutritional information for each ball; 44 gram carbo
1
gram fat 4 gram protein 191 calories

Good luck any one brave enough to try these, I made a batch years ago
and
can't recall if they were tasty.
re: Home-madesctri
Apr 22, 2002 2:43 PM
First suggestion: try fig newtons, they are the cheap power bar, similar in effect (and tastier)

Second, I saw a recipe for home made powerbars that pretty much consisted of corn syrup, peanut butter, some sort of fiber (oats maybe?) and then choice of filling, ie. raisins, choc. chips... and then wrap and let cool..

I tried it once, it made an ok snack..
I'll try and find the actual recipe tho..

rc
anotherSpinchick
Apr 22, 2002 3:01 PM
I found this recipe but haven't made it yet:

POWER BARS

1 cup regular rolled oats
1/2 cup sesame seed
1 1/2 cups dried apricots, finely chopped
1 1/2 cups raisins
1 cup shredded unsweetened dry coconut
1 cup blanched almonds, chopped
1/2 cup nonfat dry milk
1/2 cup toasted wheat germ
2 teaspoons butter or margarine

1 cup light corn syrup
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/4 cups chunk-style peanut butter
1 teaspoon orange extract
2 teaspoons grated orange peel
1 package (12 oz.) or 2 cups semisweet chocolate baking chips
4 ounces paraffin or 3/4 cup (3/4 lb.) butter or margarine

Spread oats in a 10- by 15-inch baking pan. Bake in a 300 degree oven until oats are toasted, about 25 minutes. Stir frequently to prevent scorching.

Meanwhile, place sesame seed in a 10- to 12-inch frying pan over medium heat. Shake often or stir until seeds are golden, about 7 minutes.

Pour into a large bowl. Add apricots, raisins, coconut, almonds, dry milk, and wheat germ; mix well. Mix hot oats into dried fruit mixture.

Butter the hot backing pan; set aside.

In the frying pan, combine corn syrup and sugar; bring to a rolling boil over medium high heat and quickly stir in the peanut butter, orange extract, and orange peel.

At once, pour over the oatmeal mixture and mix well. Quickly spread in buttered pan an press into an even layer. Then cover and chill until firm, at least 4 hours or until next day.

Cut into bars about 1 1/4 by 2 1/2 inches.

Combine chocolate chips and paraffin in to top of a double boiler. Place over simmering water until melted; stir often. Turn heat to low.

Using tongs, dip 1 bar at a time into chocolate, hold over pan until it stops dripping (with paraffin, the coating firms very quickly), then place on wire racks set above waxed paper.

When firm and cool (bars with butter in the chocolate coating may need to be chilled), serve bars, or wrap individually in foil. Store in the refrigerator up to 4 weeks; freeze to store longer. Makes about 4 dozen bars, about 1 ounce each.

Per piece: 188 cal.; 4.4 g protein; 29 g carbo.; 9.8 g fat; 0.6 mg chol.; 40 mg sodium.
I liked these too....although I reduced parafin by 1/2 [nm]jagiger
Apr 22, 2002 4:38 PM
I don't know about any of you....look271
Apr 22, 2002 4:38 PM
Even though they sound good and are probably as good or better for you than the store-bought bars, I don't have time to make them!