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Make Your Own Power Bars

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“Crispy-Chewy Cherry-Flax Pucks” from the cookbook Power Hungry by Camilla V. Saulsbury

These homemade Power Bars resemble cookies at first glance, but they were baked in a muffin tin, and there were no flours (gluten) or baking powder used.

Packed full of energy, these 12 babies (I ate one before I took the picture!) contain 2/3rds a cup of ground flax seeds which are loaded with fibre, vitamin B6, calcium, iron, potassium, and magnesium.  B6 is needed for brain development/function, and helps our bodies produce serotonin and norepinephrine – these influence mood.  So not only do these bars taste great, but they put you in a better mood!

Since I just happened to have a batch of freshly made Vitamix peanut butter at hand, I modified the ingredient list out of Camilla V. Saulsbury’s book Power Hungry by replacing the almond butter with peanut butter.  Other than the peanut butter and flax, the ingredients include dried cherries, almond milk, and maple syrup.

After the success of these power bars, I will gladly try out more of the recipes from Power Hungry!

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