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Peanut Butter Snack Bars Recipe
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Peanut Butter Snack Bars

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"These are Mike's favorite bars--a combination of energy bars, granola bars, and cereal bars. These can be adapted to your taste with fruits, nuts, seeds, chocolate, etc. Also, depending on your selection of ingredients, you can go 100% natural/organic."

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Original recipe makes 24 bars Change Servings

Directions

  1. Line a 9x13-inch baking dish with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray. Spread chocolate evenly over prepared baking dish.
  2. Toast oats, wheat germ, and flax seed in a non-stick skillet over medium heat, stirring frequently until oats are lightly golden and fragrant, about 5 minutes. Transfer oat mixture to a large bowl and stir in crispy rice cereal, cornflake crumbs, almonds, and salt.
  3. Heat honey, peanut butter, brown sugar, agave nectar, canola oil, and cinnamon in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir until mixture begins to bubble, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract. Pour peanut butter mixture over cereal mixture; gently stir until well mixed.
  4. Spread peanut butter-cereal mixture into the baking dish. Place another sheet of parchment over the mixture and firmly press into the dish until even. Allow to completely cool before removing from baking dish and slicing.
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  • PREP 20 mins
  • COOK 10 mins
  • READY IN 1 hr

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • Can use quick or old fashioned oats. You can skip the toasting step, but I find it adds a great flavor.
  • Can use either honey or Karo®, or any combination of the two.
  • Can use maple syrup in place of the agave, if that is more your taste.
  • Instead of almonds and chocolate, can use 1 1/2 cups of any mixture of nuts, seeds, dried fruit, or chips. Anything that might melt, should be sprinkled along the bottom of pan, otherwise it just melts and blends in when adding the peanut butter mix. Everything else can be mixed in the with oats.
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Mar 28, 2014

Wow!! I feel Honored to be the First to review your recipe!! These are Prefect in every way! omg!! They taste AMAZING! the measurements are spot on!No need to make any adjustments Outstanding!!!

 
Apr 05, 2014

This was a wonderful recipe. Instead of using the crispy rice cereal and corn flakes I used what I had, Life cereal (crunched up), and Honey bunches of oats. And instead of wheat germ I used Oat Bran. It really turned out great! When you boil the honey and peanut butter mixture only let it boil for about 2 minutes. My batch got a little crunchy instead of chewy. But this is a great recipe where you can interchange some of the ingredients.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 172 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 24.8 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 7.5 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 4 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 105 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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