These bars with oats, almonds, and coconut are great to take hiking or camping.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In large bowl beat flour, oats, butter, wheat germ, orange peel and 1/2 cup of packed brown sugar at low speed until just mixed. Beat at medium speed for 2 minutes (mixture will look dry).

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  • With lightly floured hands, shape mixture into a ball, then pat into 8" by 8" baking pan.

  • In a small bowl, beat eggs with a 1/4 cup of packed brown sugar, stir in almonds and coconut. Pour evenly over mixture in pan.

  • Bake 35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pan on rack. Cut into 12 pieces.

Nutrition Facts

498.8 calories; 10.3 g protein; 53 g carbohydrates; 102.7 mg cholesterol; 163.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2008
My husband is out on the trail often for his job and it is mostly "backpack" style. He loved these and said they are filling compact yet tastey. The have just enough sweetness but not over powering. I strongly recomend them just as the recipes calls for them to be made Read More
(16)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/10/2003
it was just ok.. really sat in the stomach for a good while after eating. Read More
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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2008
My husband is out on the trail often for his job and it is mostly "backpack" style. He loved these and said they are filling compact yet tastey. The have just enough sweetness but not over powering. I strongly recomend them just as the recipes calls for them to be made Read More
(16)
Rating: 2 stars
11/10/2003
it was just ok.. really sat in the stomach for a good while after eating. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2008
My husband is out on the trail often for his job and it is mostly "backpack" style. He loved these and said they are filling compact yet tastey. The have just enough sweetness but not over powering. I strongly recomend them just as the recipes calls for them to be made Read More
(16)
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Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2009
My husband and I needed some trail bars that weren't so overly sweet that they tasted like candy bars. The store bought granola bars just have way too much sugar. This recipe was perfect. It's quick easy to make and turned out so well I have to make another batch for this weekend. Everyone ate them before I even got them packaged. They are sweet to taste but not cloyingly so. They are very filling and dense. I used plain raw almonds instead of blanched ones and it was fine. I toasted my own wheat germ using untoasted (aka the cheap) version. I put it on a baking sheet for 5 minutes at 350F. Perfect. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2011
These are great! Not too sweet and completely portable as long as they aren't being crushed. I can see many ingredient possibilities with this recipes--sub pecans for the almonds and add mini chocolate chips for a German chocolate version add chopped dates or raisins for another. Thanks! Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
01/27/2010
Great taste! I was out of Wheat Germ so I substituted an equal amount of ground flax seed. It adds a different flavor & it tastes great! Very quick to make. I will shorten the cooking time a tad because my edges were VERY dark. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2015
These camping bars are a great snack around the house and also for long hikes. I added a cup of chocolate chips and a large spoonful of peanut butter. So yummy! The people who I shared them with loved them and asked for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2016
My dad an I just got back from a six day backpacking trip in the Beartooth mountains in Wyoming. I had made these before I left because they sounded good and were healthy and full of protein. These ended up being the favorite part of our breakfast every morning. The taste of the orange and the consistency of the almonds and cocoanut made for a fantastic start of our day. I am 100% bringing these on every backpacking trip I go on from now on and at home for my triathlon and marathon training. They are light weight and can be individually wrapped for whatever activity you need a healthy snack on. They helped power is through the day while carrying 60 pounds up and down mountains and are good for any occasion!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2020
These hit the spot on the trail and at the campsite. They travel well. I'm adding these to the roster of backpacking staples. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2020
Great recipe! Love the orange flavor. I have done this recipe twice. Note: use orange rind if you want the flavor, orange juice didn’t cut it. Read More