Here are the energy bar recipes we made on the show.
I. Homemade Energy Bar
2 1/3 cups crisp brown rice cereal
1/2 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
1/4 cup finely chopped dried cherries
1/3 cup natural, unsweetened cashew nut butter
1/3 cup organic light corn syrup
1/4 cup lightly packed all-natural sweetened vanilla vegan or whey protein powder
2 teaspoons finely grated orange zest
1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
White Chocolate Bar Coating
1. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with foil or parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Then, stir together the cereal, oats, and cranberries in a large bowl.
2. In a small saucepan, combine the cashew nut butter and syrup. Heat over medium-low, stirring for 2 to 4 minutes until mixture is melted and bubbly. Remove from heat and slowly whisk in the protein powder, orange zest, and salt until blended.
3. Now, immediately pour the nut butter mixture over the cereal mixture, mixing with a spatula until coated.
4. Transfer the mixture to the prepared pan. Place a large piece of foil coated with nonstick cooking spray atop the bar mixture and use it to spread, flatten, and very firmly compact the mixture evenly in the pan. Cool at least 1 hour, until firmly set.
5. Now it’s time to make the white chocolate coating. Just melt 1/3 cup natural white chocolate chips in a microwave. Whisk in 2 teaspoons virgin coconut oil until blended
6. Spread or drizzle the bar coating over the cooled mixture. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, until the chocolate is set.
II. Energy Bar for Cyclists or Athletes
4 cups rolled oats
4 cups cereal
1 cup each filler (nuts, raisins, chocolate chips, etc.)
2 cups sweetener/binding agent: corn syrup, maple syrup, agave nectar, or brown rice syrup
1 1/2 cups peanut butter
Salt to taste
1. Heat the sweetener and peanut butter over medium heat.
2. Combine the remaining ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
3. Stir in the heated sweetener mix, pour into a large square pan, and let it cool.
Source: From Women’s Health Magazine