Oatmeal Peanut Butter Energy Bars Recipe
Spray a 9 by 13inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine honey, peanut butter, maple syrup, canola oil, brown sugar, cinnamon. Stir and cook until mixture just begins to bubble, about 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract.
Pour peanut butter mixture over oatmeal mixture and stir gently with a spatula until well combined. Transfer to baking dish, cover with parchment paper and press firmly into dish. Allow to cool completely will cool faster in the refrigerator. Cut into squares or bars.
Great recipe but I did some substitutions for Gluten free etc. I pressed FIRMLY with wax paper, froze for 20 minutes then cut and wrapped individually. Enjoy!
When I first cut them into bars they were way too crumbly and sticky just like a lot of other people reported. The trick I used was to wrap the bars individually in plastic wrap after cooling and cutting. Then REALLY smash them down firmly after they are wrapped. Then I store the wrapped bars in the fridge. No longer crumbly: They make a handy snack to grab out of the fridge, already wrapped and ready to throw into my purse or lunch bag. The only change I made to the recipe was to use coconut oil instead of canola oil. Delicious