Try this easy to make energy-packed snack made with prepared mustard. These energy bites are portable, taste great and store well. Make them as bites, bars, or balls.
Spray 8 x 12-inch pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
In large bowl, combine oats, dried fruit, chocolate, almonds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, coconut and sesame seeds.
In separate deep microwave-safe bowl, combine mustard, honey and sugar. Stir to combine. Microwave on high for 2 minutes and 30 seconds, stirring half-way through. Add almond butter and cinnamon. Stir well. Pour wet ingredients over dry ingredients, mixing well to coat.
Spread mixture into prepared pan, using lightly oiled fingers to pat down. Let cool 2 hours or longer in refrigerator before cutting and wrapping.
For individual bite-sized portions, cut 8 times lengthwise and 6 times crosswise. Wrap each in 4 x 5-inch pieces of wax paper.
For bars, cut 4 times lengthwise and 6 times crosswise. Wrap each in 5 x 6-inch pieces of wax paper.
Store wrapped pieces in container in refrigerator.
Dried fruit can include mixed berries, such as dried cherries, cranberries and blueberries.
Peanut butter can be substituted for almond butter.
A 9 inch x 13 inch (22 cm x 33 cm) pan can be used with using the same cutting technique.
Serving Size 2 bite-size pieces
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.