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Fruit and nut energy bars

These granola style bars are full of grains, dried fruit, nuts and energy to keep you going while camping or running everyday errands, and why I call them "Go to" bars. You can customize as you wish, for example substituting peanut butter chips or butterscotch chips for the chocolate chips, or do a combination. Another variation would be to add 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon. Enjoy!

These bars would be good to take along on nature hikes.
These bars would be good to take along on nature hikes.
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These bars are bursting with goodness.
These bars are bursting with goodness.
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Go to bars

1 cup butter

1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar

1 cup quick cooking oats

1 cup whole wheat flour

1 cup white flour

1/2 cup wheat germ

5 teaspoons grated orange peel

4 eggs, beaten

2 cups whole or slivered almonds

1 cup chocolate chips

1/2 cup finely chopped dates

1/2 cup chopped dried apricots

1/2 cup shredded coconut

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Cream butter with 1 cup brown sugar.
  • Stir in oats, wheat flour, white flour, wheat germ and orange peel.
  • Press mixture firmly into bottom of an un greased 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

  • Combine eggs, almonds, chocolate chips, dates, apricots, coconut and remaining 1/2 cup brown sugar.
  • Mix gently.
  • Pour over butter mixture.
  • Spread evenly in pan.
  • Bake 30 to 35 minutes.
  • Cool before cutting into bars.