Arabic Peanut Butter Power Bars – 5 Points +

Peanut Butter Power BarsPeanuts are central to the Arabic culture. In my last visit to Saudi Arabia, I’ve been introduced to an interesting local Peanut Bars. I forgot the name for these bars, but it was delicious. I’ve talked with one of the local guys and learned how to do these bars- and created my version, which is Arabic Peanut Butter bars. While traveling to the Arabic world, I’ve been introduced to the local casino guys- Daud from  at online-casino-arabic.com (an Arabic blog that covers the online gambling scene in the arabic world), explained to me that these bars are one of the local perks at the their casinos – while playing roulette, poker and slots, hosts will cater these interesting peanut gems. Online Roulette (or, as written in arabic روليت اون لاين), can definitely be a fun game, but- if you ever play at these casino, watch your pockets- it can be addictive.

So here’s the Peanut Butter Bars recipes. Give it a try!

Arabic Peanut Butter Power Bars

Delicious and simple power bars. These homemade bars are filled with whole grains and fruits. They’ve got all the power you need to get through the day.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 cup whole-grain puffed cereal (unsweetened)
  • 1/3 cup currants
  • 1/3 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/6 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1/2 tablespoon golden flaxseeds

Instructions

  1. Mix the oats, peanuts, the seeds (sunflower, flax and sesame) in a bowl.
  2. Pour from the bowl to a baking sheet in tray form.
  3. Heat oven to 350°F. Apply cooking spray on the baking pan.
  4. Bake the mixture until the oats shows signs of minimum toast.
  5. Shake the pan for about 10 minutes before transferring the mixture back to the bowl.
  6. Add the raisins, cereal, apricots and currants. Slightly mix.
  7. On a saucepan, create the sauce by combining the butter, honey, salt and vanilla. Cook in medium setting.
  8. Stir the mixture frequently up to 5 minutes or until the mixture starts to release bubbles.
  9. Pour the mixture to the bowl with the nuts and seeds.
  10. Mix the bowl.
  11. Transfer the contents of the bowl to an oiled pan.
  12. Using your hands, press the mixture to form layers.
  13. Put the mixture in a refrigerator until it becomes firm.
  14. Cut into desired sizes.
  15. Enjoy!

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 10 minute(s)

Diet type: Vegetarian

Diet tags: Gluten free

Dietary restriction: Kosher

Number of servings (yield): 12

Culinary tradition: USA (General)

Entire recipe makes 12 servings
Serving size is about 1 bar
Each serving = 4 Smart Points/4 Points +
PER SERVING: 176 calories; 5g fat; 0.7g saturated fat; 16.6g carbohydrates; 8.2g sugar; 24g protein; 2.3g fiber

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Comments

  1. Marian Eure says:

    What can you substitute for almond butter? I am allergic to all three nuts.

  2. These sound so good, but your nutritional info is for another recipe. Just thought I’d let you know so that you could fix it. Thanks for all the wonderful recipes!

  3. Looks yummy, but serving size is one tuna fillet with salsa?

  4. I think the info at the bottom may need to be update, unless this recipe includes tuna fillets. :)

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