Over-The-Top Bars To Go Recipe
🔪Prep Time: 20 minutes
👩🍳Cook Time: 15 minutes
1½ cups old-fashioned oats
½ cup pecans
½ cup pistachios
½ cup cashews
½ cup dried cranberries
¼ cup dates, pitted and chopped
¼ cup sunflower seed kernels
¼ cup pepitas
2 tablespoons raw shelled hempseed
½ cup peanut butter
½ cup brown rice syrup
3 tablespoons maple syrup
1Line an 8-inch square baking dish with parchment paper and come up about 3 inches on opposite sides. This will act as a handle to remove the bars from the dish.
2Mix all the ingredients except the peanut butter and the syrups together in a large bowl. Add the peanut butter and start to mix in with a wooden spoon, and then use your hands to mix and pinch so that the peanut butter is well incorporated into the dry ingredients.
3Add the brown rice syrup and maple syrup to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook to hard ball stage, 260°F, on a candy thermometer. Pour the syrups over the oat mixture and stir well. Then quickly spread the mixture into the prepared dish. It will cool quickly, so you can use your fingertips to press down into the dish as evenly as possible. You can also use the bottom of a measuring cup to press down firmly. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
4Grab the “handles” of the parchment paper and lift out of the dish. Place on a cutting board and slice into sixteen squares.
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