Sunday, April 13, 2014

Great Harvest Trek Bars my way

In Dexter, we have a great coffee shop called The Foggy Bottom, or at our house, we call it "The Foggy" or just plain and simple "Froggy" for short.   They have something called a Yeti Bar that I love to get for breakfast, and I set out to figure out the recipe for myself.   I asked the coffee shop and they said that they get it from a bakery, so they didn't know the recipe.  After much googling, I found a copycat recipe for something called a "Trek Bar" at the Great Harvest Bread Company that had many of the ingredients, but the recipe wasn't quite right.  I've never sampled the Great Harvest bars, but the recipe I found needed to be jazzed up a little.   I customized it a bit - I added some cinnamon and salt to the mixture, and replaced the dried cranberries with dried cherries because we live in Michigan.   These bars are fantastic!    

Trek Bars (aka Yeti Bars)

2 1/2 c. old-fashioned oats
1 c. honey
1 c. natural peanut butter
1 t. kosher salt
1 T. cinnamon
1/4 c. chocolate chips
1/4 c. dried cranberries (or  dried cherries)
1/4 c. wheat bran
1/4 c. oat bran
1/4 c. flax meal
1/4 c. millet
1/4 c. sesame seeds
1/4 c. sunflower seeds

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9″ x 13″ baking pan.

In a large bowl, combine oats, honey,peanut butter, cinnamon and salt and mix well. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.  Use your hands! Pack the mixture tightly and evenly into the baking pan and cook for 15 minutes, until nicely toasted or golden brown.


Unknown said...

At what temperature do you bake these?

Anonymous said...

Really fell apart. Good taste but not so good a texture for carrying in a pack.

Eric Mortenson said...

Very yummy and similar to Great Harvest. Thanks! It's a keeper!

Anonymous said...

I used to work at Great Harvest making these trek bars in college. I couldn't remember the recipe and I came across yours while looking it up. You nailed it with the cinnamon! I think this is pretty close to the original! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

This recipe worked great! I made them wheat free and doubled the oat bran. Also used flax seeds instead of flax meal.
A tip for keeping them tightly packed: place a piece of parchment paper on top of bars, press down, remove before baking.