Recipe: Niagara Trail Bars - Backpacker

Recipe: Niagara Trail Bars

Homemade is always better definitely rings true for these make-ahead Niagara Trail Bars.

Total weight: 2 pounds

Weight per serving: 1 ounce

Total servings: 32 (1 bar per serving)


2 2⁄3cups Quaker Old Fashioned Oats

1⁄2cup plus 1 tablespoon whole wheat flour

6tablespoons all-purpose bleached wheat flour

1⁄2cup sesame seeds

1⁄2cup brown sugar

1⁄4teaspoon cinnamon

1 1⁄2teaspoons salt

1⁄3cup nonfat powdered milk

1⁄2cup vegetable oil

3⁄4cup honey

2teaspoons vanilla extract

Preparation at home:

Preheat oven to 325°F. In a bowl, mix all dry ingredients together. Heat oil, honey, and vanilla in a pan, then add to the dry ingredients in the bowl. Stir well. Pat batter into a 9x13-inch parchment-lined pan. Bars should be about 1⁄2-inch thick. Cook for 30 minutes. Cool, then slice into 32 bars. Place in plastic food wrap for the trail.

Sherry Bennett, Rochester, New York, Lipsmackin’ Vegetarian Backpackin’