Bayou Chewy Honey Bars

Bayou Chewy Honey Bars
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Bayou Chewy Honey Bars
National Honey Board

Bayou Chewy Honey Bars

Don't settle at snack time, make your own protein bars at home. Peanuts and peanut butter are good sources of non-meat protein and honey adds a touch of natural sweetness. Find more healthy recipes here.

Ready in
90 m
12
Servings
336
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
12 bars

Notes

Recipe Courtesy of Chef David Guas, Owner of Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery in Arlington, VA, for the National Honey Board.

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 2 ¼ Cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 ½ Cup crispy rice cereal
  • 1 Cup unsalted roasted peanuts
  • 1 Cup raisins
  • 2/3 Cups light brown sugar
  • ½ Cup orange blossom honey
  • 6 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ¼ Cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Teaspoon kosher salt

Directions

Line the base of a 9-by-13-inch pan with parchment paper and spray generously with cooking spray.

In a large bowl combine the oats, crispy rice, peanuts, and raisins; stir to combine. Set aside.

In a large, 2-quart saucepan combine the brown sugar, honey, butter, peanut butter, vanilla, and salt. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring with a wooden spoon, over medium-high heat, until the mixture reaches 220 degrees F on a candy thermometer. Immediately pour the hot liquid over the oat mixture, stirring until all of the dry ingredients are coated.

Transfer the mixture to the prepared pan and press into place using your hands. Chill in the refrigerator for about 1 hour.

To serve, cut into half lengthwise; then horizontally into twelve 2-inch bars.

Honey Shopping Tip

As an alternative to sugary, salty, processed foods, try shopping for fruits and vegetables that are in season.

Honey Cooking Tip

For a healthier alternative, substitute honey or molasses for sugar in baking recipes, and use a 3:1 blend of canola oil to olive oil instead of butter when cooking over the flame.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
16g
25%
Sugar
28g
N/A
Saturated Fat
5g
26%
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Protein
7g
14%
Carbs
44g
15%
Vitamin A
49µg
5%
Vitamin B6
0.1mg
5.5%
Vitamin C
0.3mg
0.6%
Vitamin D
0.1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
2mg
9%
Vitamin K
1µg
2%
Calcium
36mg
4%
Fiber
3g
13%
Folate (food)
40µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
40µg
10%
Iron
2mg
12%
Magnesium
76mg
19%
Monounsaturated
7g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
15%
Phosphorus
149mg
21%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
283mg
8%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
5.9%
Sodium
166mg
7%
Sugars, added
19g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
15%
Trans
0.2g
N/A
Zinc
1mg
7%