Raspberry Energy Bars Recipe

Raspberry Energy Bars

Red Ripe Raspberries

The well known and much-enjoyed raspberry contains folic acid, which is needed for energy production, iron salts, copper salts, vitamins A and C. Folic acid also helps to strengthen your body’s immune system, and reduce and support normal mood. Get these important nutrients in a most enjoyable state – our Raspberry Energy Bars!

Fresh raspberries for raspberry energy bars

Raspberry Energy Bars Recipe

Kids and adults both love these raspberry energy bars for a healthy snack. Add a glass of cold milk for an afternoon pick-me-up.

Ingredients:Raspberry Energy Bars

1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon allspice
1/3 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup vegetable oil

For The Filling
1 cup Seedless Red Raspberry Jam
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 13 x 9-inch baking pan with vegetable cooking spray.
  2. To prepare filling, combine jam, lemon juice, and lemon peel. Mix well. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine flour, oats, brown sugar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and allspice. Mix well.
  4. Add melted margarine and oil, tossing with a fork until coarse crumbs form. Set aside 1 cup of crumb mixture. Using the back of a spoon, firmly press remaining crumb mixture into prepared pan.
  5. Spread filling over crumb mixture in pan. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture. Bake until topping is golden, about 25 minutes. Place on a wire rack and cool completely.
  6. Slice into 32 bars.

Author: Jeni

Certified by the Professional School of Fitness and Nutrition in March, 1995; honored for exemplary grades. Practicing fitness and nutrition for over 20 years. Featured in the Feb. 1994 issue of "Shape" magazine. Featured in Collage in the spring issue of 1995 Low fat recipe's published in Taste of Home, Quick Cooking, and the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, among others. September, 2001: Featured in "Winning The War on Cholesterol" By Rodale Publishing