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Potato Power Bars

Developed specifically to help reduce the spike in blood sugar that comes from eating some starchy foods, Carisma Potato Power Bars will keep energy (and smile) levels high all day.

July 6th, 2017

Recipe Courtesy of: Carisma Potatoes

With more and more Canadians opting for healthier alternatives, packing a home-made snack can be daunting. However, preparing a healthy, on-the-go bite can be easier than it seems – as you’ll see from this recipe courtesy of Carisma, a new lower glycemic response potato varietal.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup EarthFresh Carisma potatoes
  • 2 1⁄2 cups of rolled oats
  • 1⁄2 cup (125 mL) brown sugar

  • 1⁄2cup (125 mL) toasted almonds - slivered
  • 1⁄4 cup (60 mL) dried cranberries

  • 1 Tbsp. (15 mL) flax seeds
  • 1⁄2 cup (125 mL) unsweetened applesauce
  • 1⁄4 cup (60 mL) shredded coconut
  • 
3 Tbsp. (45 mL) honey
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F (170 C).

  2. Wash potatoes, leaving their skins on. Cut potatoes into small even pieces and place into hot (not boiling) water. Bring to a boil and cook until tender. Once cooked, strain potatoes and place into a large bowl - mash and set aside to slightly cool.

  3. Place slivered almonds in a pan and heat for 5-7 minutes over medium heat, slightly toasting them. Set aside to cool.

  4. Add the rolled oats, brown sugar, unsweetened applesauce, toasted almonds, shredded coconut, dried cranberries, honey and flax seeds to the bowl of potatoes. Mix to incorporate all ingredients well.

  5. Press the potato mixture into an 8x8 inch square pan lined with parchment paper. Bake for 25 minutes.

  6. Remove from oven and cut the mixture into 12 even bars. Place the bars on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for another 30 minutes - until the sides of the bars crisp up.

Nutrients Per Serving

Calories 204 Fat 4 g Cholesterol 0 mg Sodium 142 mg Sugars 17 g Protein 5 g

Potato Power Bars
Carisma Potatoes

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