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Black Friday Energy Bars

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  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 9
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Get your engines revving, and your high heels ready to roll! This quick and easy energy bar recipe is a great make-ahead breakfast that will fuel you for those most important shopping excursions!
Updated May 16, 2022
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  • 1 pouch (17.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ Oatmeal Cookie Mix
  • 1/2 cup butter OR coconut oil, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup dried blueberries
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup dried golden raisins
  • 1 cup cinnamon chips OR white chocolate chips, melted


  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • 2
    In a large bowl, combine the cookie mix, butter or oil, egg, and water. Mix together until a thick dough forms.
  • 3
    Add the remaining ingredients (except the cinnamon chips). Mix well.
  • 4
    Press the dough into an 9x11 inch pan which has been generously greased and floured. Bake in preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, or until the cookies are completely baked through and the edges are deep golden brown.
  • 5
    Cool completely before turning the pan out onto a clean wooden cutting board. Slice all the edges off with a sharp knife, then cut the remaining pieces into 9-12 large rectangles.
  • 6
    Place the melted cinnamon or white chocolate chips into a zip-top baggie. Snip the corner from the bag, then pipe a drizzle of the melted chips over the top of each rectangle. Allow to harden before storing.
  • 7
    Store at room temperature for up to 3 days. Eat on the go for extra energy and enjoy!

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More About This Recipe

  • On Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving mad shopping spree, there's no time to stop and eat. Instead, try these sweet and sassy homemade Energy Bars to get your shopping on and keep it going!

    You've got a list a mile long. And a pocket full of money just waiting to be burned on the best deals of the season. Now all you need is a breakfast you can consume on the go. One hand on the shopping cart, one hand fueling your body.

    Let's face it. The competition is tough. The lines are long. If you want to get this year's hottest toy, you've gotta bring you’re A-game. And you can't do that unless you're well rested and well fed. Oh, heck. Forget well rested. You just gotta feed yourself like the pros.

    And these easy Black Friday Energy Bars, chock full of fruits and nuts, have just the power you need to work your way to the front of the store before the sun has even nodded its little nose into the sky. It's Black Friday. It's hardcore shopping. Today is your day.

    The best part about these Black Friday energy bars is that you can make them the day before and they are so simple! A packet of Betty Crocker Oatmeal Cookie mix makes quick work of the task.

    Just mix up that oatmeal cookie mix, then toss in handful after colorful handful of dried fruits and nuts. Mix it all up well.

    Press the dough into a glass baking dish.

    Then bake until golden brown. How easy is this recipe?!

    Once the bars have cooled, turn them out onto a wooden cutting board.

    Slice into palm-sized squares…

    Then drizzle each bar with melted cinnamon chips or white chocolate chips to add a touch of panache.

    Allow the drizzled chocolate to cool before packaging up and toting with you on your Black Friday shopping blitz!

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    Brooke blogs at Cheeky Kitchen where she shares fun family recipes. She joined Tablespoon to share some of her best, so keep an eye on Brooke's profile to see what she cooks up next!
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