Sunday, March 13, 2011

Recipe: Whimsy's Bog Bites

Better than any trail bar you'll find in a store. Healthier, too.

2 cups old fashion rolled oats
1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
1 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup flax seed
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2 Tablespoons black strap molassas
1 ounce butter plus extra for pan
2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4-1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

A heaping 1/4 cup of the following, chopped:
golden raisins
dried dates
dried blueberries
dried cranberries
dried cherries

Preheat oven to 350. Spread oats, flax seed, almonds, sunflower seeds and wheat germ on a baking sheet with sides.

Toast in the oven for 15 minutes gently toss occasionally. In the meantime, combine honey, brown sugar, molasses, butter, vanilla and salt in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook until brown sugar is completely dissolved.

When toasted, ingredients are done Remove from oven and reduce heat to 300. Combine both mixtures and add chopped dried fruit. Quickly turn out into buttered baking dish and press down evenly distributing the mixture in the dish. This will take a few minutes. You want the bars to be dense so they cut nicely.

Bake for 25 minutes. Allow to completely cool before removing from pan. The bars are easier to cut once they are out of the pan. Cut into bars.

2 comments:

  1. The bog bites sound delicious! Thank you for sharing your recipe.

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  2. yummy sounding bog bites but please do note (in case you don't know) that flax seeds need to be ground in order to enjoy their life-saving qualities. otherwise they pass right through your system nary a lignan ingested. wonderful recipe, i bet a heaping T of ground flax would complement nicely and add even more energy for bogish outdoor days.

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