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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 132.1
  • Total Fat: 7.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 179.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 13.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.6 g
  • Protein: 3.6 g

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Peanut Butter Granola Bars/Rice Krispies

Submitted by: NICOLEFISFRESH

Introduction

I always buy granola bars but I'm tired of all the added sugars, weird chemicals, and unneccessary stuff in them, not to mention the price(think KIND, Luna, and Cliff) I thought, I HAVE all this stuff at home, why not just make them?

With granola bars, it's hard to find the right balanace. High fiber(Fiber One, Fiber Plus) bars=high SUGAR bars. Kids bars(quaker chewy) usually are whimpy in the fiber department, but also give you a hit of sugar, along with all those franken-ingredients, and oddly enough, they started putting OTHER cereals and unhealthy stuff into bars(have you seen those "treat bars") The expensive nutrition bars aren't really what I need either. They have too many calories for a little snack and tend to give me too MUCH energy for a late-night snack.

Growing up my mom always used to make rice krispies, so this is a combonation of a rice krispie and a peanut butter granola bar. This isn't the "healthy" of bar, packed with fiber or dried fruits or nuts(I only had dried apricots and cashews, not a bad combo, but I'm not gaga over either) but this is still a reasonable alternative to others.
I always buy granola bars but I'm tired of all the added sugars, weird chemicals, and unneccessary stuff in them, not to mention the price(think KIND, Luna, and Cliff) I thought, I HAVE all this stuff at home, why not just make them?

With granola bars, it's hard to find the right balanace. High fiber(Fiber One, Fiber Plus) bars=high SUGAR bars. Kids bars(quaker chewy) usually are whimpy in the fiber department, but also give you a hit of sugar, along with all those franken-ingredients, and oddly enough, they started putting OTHER cereals and unhealthy stuff into bars(have you seen those "treat bars") The expensive nutrition bars aren't really what I need either. They have too many calories for a little snack and tend to give me too MUCH energy for a late-night snack.

Growing up my mom always used to make rice krispies, so this is a combonation of a rice krispie and a peanut butter granola bar. This isn't the "healthy" of bar, packed with fiber or dried fruits or nuts(I only had dried apricots and cashews, not a bad combo, but I'm not gaga over either) but this is still a reasonable alternative to others.

Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    1 Cup Puffed Rice Cereal
    1 Cup Instant Oats, dry
    2 Packets Splenda or Truvia
    (I used Splenda)

    4 Tablespoons light butter or alternative
    (Brummel and Brown Original Spread made with yogurt is used for the nutritional values)
    4 Tablespoons Chunky Peanut Butter
    (Smart Balance Chunky is used)
    1/2 Cup Mini Marshmallows

Directions

Measure out the cereals and splenda into one dish and mix it.

Measure out the butter, peanut butter, and the marshmallows in 3 different dishes.
(doing this makes everything go super smooth and fail-proof, please, DO NOT BURN THE PEANUT BUTTER)

I sprayed an 8x8 inch pyrex pan with butter flavored cooking spray and set it aside.

In a small pot, melt the butter over low-medium heat. Once fully melted, add the mashmallows. When the marshmallows are mixed in well, add the peanut butter and incorporate it fully before adding the dry ingredients.
Turn off the heat and mix in until it looks uniform. It will look dry, that's alright. DON'T PANIC.

Pour the mixture into the pan and press it down with the back of a spoon, without crushing the rice. Cover this and refridgerate for a few hours.

Cut into 8 bars.

Serving Size: Makes 8: 4x2" bars

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user NICOLEFISFRESH.





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