These delicious, nutritious energy bars take no time to make!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
20 squares
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Toast the sesame and sunflower seeds in a dry, heavy skillet over medium heat until light brown and fragrant. Sesame seeds should crumble easily when rubbed between your fingers.

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  • Heat honey and peanut butter in a saucepan over low heat until warm; stir in the toasted seeds and flax seeds. Line an 11 x 7 inch dish with plastic wrap. Press the mixture into the bottom of the lined dish; allow to cool completely. Cut into 2-inch squares to serve.

Nutrition Facts

80 calories; protein 2.3g 5% DV; carbohydrates 7.2g 2% DV; fat 5.4g 8% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 21.1mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (13)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2011
Loved it! I used a 9x9 pan and it was perfect for me. I got 16 bars out of it. Hubby and I ate them ALL that evening. They were so good and so much more healthy fast and filling than cookies. I added about 2 T of chia seeds. Totally going to do it again. I can't wait to add variations as the other reviewers have mention. These will be a great hit with the family! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/10/2008
Shared with co-workers(all women)all enjoyed. Husband not impressed! Husbands buddy and wife very impressed!-only downside-not for peanut allergy. I may try some without peanut butter. Read More
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16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2011
Loved it! I used a 9x9 pan and it was perfect for me. I got 16 bars out of it. Hubby and I ate them ALL that evening. They were so good and so much more healthy fast and filling than cookies. I added about 2 T of chia seeds. Totally going to do it again. I can't wait to add variations as the other reviewers have mention. These will be a great hit with the family! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2008
This recipe is awesome! I followed the ingredients exactly as written however I put it into a slightly smaller pan which I'm glad I did. You don't really taste the peanut butter alot - as my PB hating daughter can attest. Will be adding this to my recipe book. Might try adding in some pumpkin seeds too. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/02/2010
I added a tsp of vanilla and a tbsp cinnamon. I thought that it made the peanut butter mixture so so yummy. However only 4 stars because I definitely didn't get 20 bars and the pan size was way too big. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/01/2009
Quick and easy to make. I used the recommeded 11X7 pan and they came out a bit thin for my liking. Think I will use a smaller pan next time or double the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2008
Love these. I had no flax seed so I substituted with sliced Almonds. Just the perfect snack. Filling tasty and so good for you. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2010
These are fantastic. Can't stop eating them. Must store in the fridge though....or they're too soft. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/20/2009
Delicious. The peanut butter and honey are great with anything you may substitue. I left out the sesame and used crushed cashew and a little coconut. I don't like flax seeds they stick in your teeth. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2011
I love this recipe for it's simplicity and adaptability! A quick no-cook healthy snack. The recipe is great as written but don't be shy about trying variations. I've found that it's easy to add mini chocolate chips or chopped dried fruit or nuts or whatever you like... by pressing those toppings into the mixture after you've spread it in the pan. It's fun to do half-and-half batches this way and in the case of chocolate this keeps it from melting too much. I don't mind eating these when they're soft but agree with other reviewers that keeping them in the fridge improves their texture. Yum!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2011
Delicious! I added 1/3 cup coconut 1/4 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract. I also coated it with melted semi-sweet chocolate with some shredded coconut and a bit of butter mixed in. The recipe makes about 1/2 of what it says so either double it or use a smaller pan. Also give the flax seeds a quick run through the blender to break them up a bit so you can digest them. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/10/2008
Shared with co-workers(all women)all enjoyed. Husband not impressed! Husbands buddy and wife very impressed!-only downside-not for peanut allergy. I may try some without peanut butter. Read More
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