Bars of Iron

I don't know about any of you out there in cyber-mtbike-land, but I was getting tired of buying Powerbars and other nutrition supplements to enhance my riding. However, I do understand the benefit of having a quick, nutritious snack that is full of energy on hand during a ride.

So I asked around and came up with a recipe for Powerbar-like bars that seem to have a lot of what we need. I'll place the recipe here on the Usenet for all to copy, distribute ... [but please don't market them, cause I'll only kick myself for not doing it first ;-) ].

Please make them and enjoy them before you think about flaming me. Trust me, you'll like them much more than Powerbars, and they're cheaper to make than to buy their counterpart.

Eric Conrad


1 Cup dark raisins1 teaspoon baking powder
Cup golden raisins teaspoon baking soda
1/3 Cup butter or Margarine teaspoon salt
Cup sugar teaspoon ground ginger
1 egg Cup liquid milk
1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour1 Cup quick cooking oats
Cup toasted wheat germ1 Cup sliced almonds (optional)
Cup golden molasses (dark is ok also)
Cup Nonfat dry milk

Chop raisins (in food processor if possible). Cream butter, sugar, molasses & egg.

Combine flour, dry milk, wheat germ, baking powder, baking soda, salt and ginger. Blend into creamed mixture with liquid milk. Stir in oats, raisins, and half the almonds (if desired).

Pour into greased 13x9x2 inch pan and spread evenly. Sprinkle with remaining almonds (if desired).

Bake at 350 degrees for approx. 30 minutes. Cool in pan and cut into 1x4 inch bars.

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