DIY: Making Your Own Energy Enhancing Snack

Making Your Own Energy Enhancing Snack

Drop by your local Starbucks, order the cheapest cup of coffee they have, and snag a fistful of honey packets on the way out. Put these packets in your pack, and revel in screwing the man while maintaining an astonishing level of slothfulness.

Gu 2.0
1. Mix 3 parts corn syrup with 1 part honey.
2. Nuke for a couple of seconds until warm.
3. Stir, then pour into a reusable gel container.
Hint: If you like any flavors besides "cavity," add fruit flavored syrup or raspberry jam.

No Bake Energy Bar

2 1⁄2 cups rolled oats
1⁄2 cup wheat germ
1⁄2 cup non-fat dry milk powder
1⁄2 cup dried fruit
1⁄2 cup salted nuts
1 cup peanut butter
1 1/3 cups honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
1⁄4 tsp salt

Line 9×13 inch pan with foil and cover with cooking spray. Heat peanut butter and honey over medium heat, stirring frequently. Add vanilla and salt. Mix remaining ingredients into the peanut butter-honey goodness, and press the mixture into the pan. Cool completely, then chow down.

Deliciously Cheap Energy Bar

Dry Ingredients:
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 cups rolled oats1⁄2 cup oat bran
1⁄2 tsp baking powder
1⁄2 tsp salt
1⁄2 cup shredded coconut (unsweetened)
1 cup lightly salted chopped nuts
1⁄2 cup dried fruit

Wet Ingredients:
2/3 cups peanut butter
1⁄2 cup milk
2 eggs
1⁄2 cup honey
1⁄2 cup brown sugar

Line a 9×13 baking pan with plastic wrap and coat with cooking spray.

Mix together the dry ingredients, then use a mixer to blend well with wet ingredients. Press the uber-sticky mixture into the pan. Cool for 30 minutes in the fridge.

After cooling, remove the concoction from the pan and cut into bars (or go buck and make a create a huge energy bar). Place bars on a greased baking sheet (sans plastic) and bake at 300 degrees for 20 minutes, or until firm to the touch. Let cool, then chow down on your deliciously cheap energy bars.