Wednesday, April 20, 2011
RECIPE: Grape Nuts Peanut Butter Bars
Who likes their Grape Nuts? And how do you like it?
As a snack, all on it's own?
On top of yogurt or ice cream?
As cereal? With honey on top? <--- my fav!
But one morning I spied a recipe on the back of the box ... and it included peanut butter...
And it didn't matter what else was in the recipe. They had me at peanut butter.
Here's what else is included... sugar, light corn syrup and Grape Nuts.
Start with a large bowl (microwave safe)... and warm up the peanut butter, sugar and corn syrup. (Stir it half way through...)
Pour the Grape Nuts into the bowl and mix well.
Transfer the mixture to a greased 13 x 9 inch pan... and set aside to cool.
After the bars cool for several hours, cut them into small squares and wrap them individually in saran wrap for keeping in a cool/dry place.
They can be enjoyed for snacks, breakfast, dessert... whenever you receive a Grape Nut or peanut butter craving.
They are crunchy and sweet and peanut buttery... and a perfect afternoon snack! Good, good stuff here!
Grape Nuts Peanut Butter Bars
Recipe courtesy Post Cereal
¾ reduced fat peanut butter
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup sugar
4 cups Grape Nuts Cereal
Microwave peanut butter, corn syrup and sugar in large microwaveable bowl on HIGH for 2 minutes, or just until mixture comes to a boil, stirring after each minute. Add cereal; mix well.
Press cereal mixture firmly onto bottom of 13x9 inch pan sprayed with cooking spray. Cool completely.
Cut cereal mixture into bars. Wrap individually with plastic wrap. Store in lightly covered container at room temperature.
Makes 2 - ½ dozen or 30 servings, one bar each.
Fruit bars/optional: prepare as directed, stirring in 1 cup dried fruit, such as raisins, cranberries, cherries or dried fruit bits, along with the cereal. (Or mini chocolate chips.)
enjoy your time in the kitchen...
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