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Monday, September 04, 2006 Alton Brown's Protein Bars Recipe - Make Your Own Power Bars

Protein Bars

Makes 24 (2-inch) squares.

4 oz. soy protein powder
2 1/4 oz. oat bran
2 3/4 oz. whole-wheat flour
3/4 oz. wheat germ
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
3 oz. raisins
2 1/2 ounces dried cherries
3 oz. dried blueberries
2 1/2 oz. dried apricots
12.3 oz. packaged soft silken tofu
1/2 cup unfiltered apple juice
4 oz. dark brown sugar
2 large whole eggs
2/3 cup natural peanut butter
Canola oil

Line bottom of 13x9-inch glass baking dish with parchment paper; lightly coat with canola oil. Set aside. Heat oven to 350 degrees. In large mixing bowl, combine protein powder (about 1 cup), oat bran (about 1/2 cup), wheat flour (about 1/2 cup), wheat germ (about 1/4 cup) and salt. Set aside. Coarsely chop raisins (about 1/2 cup), dried cherries (about 1/2 cup), blueberries (about 1/2 cup) and apricots (about 1/2 cup); set aside in small bowl. In third mixingbowl, whisk tofu until smooth. Add apple juice, brown sugar (about 1/2 cup, packed), beaten eggs and peanut butter; whisk to combine after each addition. Add this to protein powder mixture and stir well to combine. Fold in dried fruit. Spread evenly in prepared baking dish; bake 35 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 205 degrees. Remove from oven; cool completely before cutting. Cut into squares; store in airtight container up to 1 week.Food Network's "Good Eats" and Alton Brown

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