California Prune Energy Bars - Taste USA

California Prune Energy Bars

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1 cup (250mL) Californian Prunes, chopped
2 ¼ cups (550 mL) Whole wheat flour
1 ½ cups (375 mL) Old fashioned rolled oats
4 Tbsp. (60 mL) Sunflower seeds
½ tsp. (2.5 mL) Salt
¾ cup (175 mL) Butter
½ cup (125 mL) Dark brown sugar
2 Tbsp. (30 mL) Maple syrup

Further informations

Servings: Makes 12 bars


  • 1

    In a medium mixing bowl combine flour, oats, sunflower seeds and salt.

  • 2

    In a saucepan, over low heat, melt butter. Stir in brown sugar and syrup.

  • 3

    Pre-heat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease and line the bottom of a 9 in. (23 cm) square cake pan with parchment paper.

  • 4

    Place the California Prunes in a food processor or blender with 2 Tbsp. (30 mL) water. Process until pureed. Set aside.

  • 5

    Pour butter mixture into mixing bowl with dry ingredients and stir until combined.

  • 6

    Press half of the mixture into the bottom of the cake pan.

  • 7

    Spoon prune purée, carefully spreading it over oat mixture with a knife until the base is completely covered. Cover prune layer with remaining oat mixture.

  • 8

    Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden on top.

  • 9

    Let cool for 5 minutes, then cut into 12 squares, with a sharp knife. Continue cooling in pan, before removing. They can keep in an airtight container for a week.

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