It’s time for another edition of Homemade Bars: Brewed Awakening Bars this week! This is another recipe from my Power Hungry: The ultimate energy bar cookbook! These homemade bars specifically appealed to me because they actually contain instant coffee!!! Sounded good to me, so I thought I’d give it a try. A few other “unusual” ingredients it used were brown rice cereal, which I was able to find at Walmart! Also organic light corn syrup….unfortunately I wasn’t able to find that in our grocery store, so I had to settle for agave nectar as a substitute.
Next, I laid the mixture into a lined pan, and compacted it all together. They had to cool for about an hour after this to firmly set, but I snuck a bite from the spoon. I’m actually not sure how I feel about the taste… The coffee flavor was very good, but they left a weird after taste in my mouth….I think it was from the agave nectar. Next time I’ll try and use the organic corn syrup. Have any of you found some great granola bar recipes? I’m always scouting the blogs for new recipe ideas so feel free to share!