This recipe will make 32 - 1 1/2" x 2" Bart Bars.
Each Bart Bar will contain approximately
20 g protein, 40 g carbohydrates, 70 g sodium, 300 calories
When we use these on our runs, we cut one bar into 4 equal pieces, and eat one piece every 60 - 90 minutes (We call them Bart Bar Bites).
Here is the recipe, and the way we make it...
4 Cups Quaker Old Fashion Oats (NOT instant oats)
4 heaping tablespoons Nestles Cocoa
6 teaspoons Hammer Nutrition Endurolyte Powder
2 Cups NutriBiotic Rice Protein Vanilla
1 Cup Pecan pieces
1 Cup chopped Almonds
2 1/2 Cups raw Honey
2- 12 oz jars of MaraNatha, no stir, Almond Butter (we use MaraNatha because it has sufficient oil content making it much easier to work with. Other almond butter brands we've used in the past are drier and required the addition of olive oil)
Place the JARS of honey and almond butter (make sure the lids are loosened sightly) in a large pot with water. Bring water slowly to a boil. Just when it starts to boil, remove pot from heat and let stand. We heat the honey and almond butter, so it makes mixing with the dry ingredients easier.
Mix all dry ingredients in a separate bowl and set to the side.
Place the heated honey and almond butter in a mixing bowl (be careful, jars will be hot) followed by the dry ingredients.
Mix slightly by hand prior to using the electric mixer.
Note: your mix will be darker compared to the images below. They were taken before we started using cocoa.
Mix until all ingredients are thoroughly combined. We use a Kitchen-Aid mixer with the dough hook attachment.
Place the mixture in a slightly olive oil coated 9 x 13 inch glass baking dish and firmly press the mixture into place. To press in place, I first use a large serving spoon, followed by a large stainless steel spatula.
Refrigerate until cool than cut into desired size squares. Keep Bart-Bars stored in the refrigerator.