Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Con Food

DragonCon was this weekend!!

We're going a bit on the flip side as we normally do here--trying to pack as many calories into an easy-to-carry, non-perishable food. At a convention, one can expect to burn an extra 500-1000 calories a day. Which is great for someone who is trying to loose some weight, but terrible for people such as Boyfriend, who are underweight and mostly muscle.

So, I've devised a good way to make sure he keeps his energy up after all the running around we shall be doing.

Energy Bars

1/2 cup Peanut Butter
1/2 cup Honey
1.5 cup Rolled Oats
1 cup chopped almonds (or other chopped nuts)

Preheat oven to 450.

Melt the peanut butter and honey over a low heat in a medium saucepan. Stir often, if not continuously (I used a rubber spatula). Remove from heat.

Stir the oats and the nuts into the peanut butter mixture, slowly. Be sure to coat everything!

You can add more oats if it seems too thin.

Grease a small glass pan. Pour mixture into pan, and spread with spatula evenly.
I threw a few more nuts on top.

Bake for about 10 minutes, just to help it set. Freeze.

There are quite a few things wrong with these--they fell apart rather easily. However, I was in a rather warm environment--90+ degrees--so that is a variable that could contribute. I kept them in the freezer overnight, and that helped a little.

These also made us VERY thirsty. It wasn't much of an issue, as we had access to lots of water, but I would definitely warn people about that.

The biggest battle here was a picky eater. I would have liked to put some craisins or some other dried fruit into this, but Boyfriend isn't a big fan of that. Alas.

Dragon*Con costuming stuff and such will be going up soon!

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