These bars are a great treat and an amazing energy boost for your long days out. It can be a great snack to carry around when you go hiking or biking with a big portion of protein and carbs.
- 2 cups of Abukass Rice cooked
- 1/2 cup Sesame Seeds
- 1/2 cup Sunflower Seeds
- 1 pinch salt
- 1/2 cup chopped dates
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup dried apricots
- 1/2 cup dried cherries
- 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup corn syrup
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
- 1 cup powdered milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp almond extract
Combine the sesame seeds and sunflower seeds in a dry skillet over medium heat. Cook, stirring until fragrant and toasted. Salt lightly, and set aside to cool.
Combine the dates, raisins, apricots, cherries, chocolate chips and the toasted seeds in the container of a food processor. Pulse to chop until small but not pasty. Transfer to a large bowl, and mix with oats and rice.
In a small glass bowl, mix together the corn syrup, sugar and peanut butter. Heat in the microwave until bubbly. Stir in the powdered milk, vanilla, and almond extract. Pour the peanut butter mixture over the bowl of cereal and goodies, and mix with a wooden spoon until everything is evenly coated.
Press the mixture into a greased 10x15 inch jellyroll pan using wet hands. Cut into squares, and allow to cool completely before removing from the pan.
You can add as much chocolate chips as you want or any type of fruits you like to these bars