Garret and I started making these Energy Bars a few months ago. Garret would take Clif Bars to work with him in case he couldn't get a normal lunch - which often happens. He can eat a couple and be fine until dinner. But, he was getting a bit tired of the cardboard-y taste. Clif Bars are great once in a while, but if you have to eat them day-after-day, it can get a bit old.
So I tried this recipe for Energy Bars, which also comes from the Make-A-Mix cookbook. MUCH tastier! I'm certain they have more sugar than the purchased kind, but we don't really feel like sugar is a 4-letter word at our house. We're pretty much "moderation-in-all-things" kind of people.
Oh, and, for those who aren't fond of peanut butter, these are not over-powered by the peanut butter flavor. Give it a try and see what you think.
1/2 C. dark brown sugar