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Trail Mix Bars

  • Author: Maegan - The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 18
  • Category: Breakfast

Description

These tasty bars are loaded with whole wheat flour and other great trail mix ingredients making them the perfect snack for a fun hike or busy day!


Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oatmeal
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup skim milk
  • 1/3 cup chopped peanuts
  • 1/3 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • raw sugar, for sprinkling
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds, for sprinkling

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, stir together the flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder and baking soda. Add the peanut butter and honey and beat until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and milk. Add to the electric mixer until well combined and dough is thick. Add the peanuts, sunflower seeds, cranberries and raisins until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  4. Place a layer of parchment paper in the bottom of a 13×9-inch baking dish. Press the dough evenly into the baking dish. Lift the parchment paper onto a work surface. Sprinkle dough with raw sugar and more sunflower seeds. Press down gently so sugar and seeds stick to dough. Using a large sharp knife, cut the dough into 14 bars. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet. 5. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool on the pan for 5 minutes then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.
  5. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 6 days.

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