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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Trail Mix Bars

For some time now I have been looking for a good 'bar' recipe, and just happened to stumble across this when I picked up some of our peanut butter at the store the other day.  Adam's to be specific!  I had almost all the ingredients in my pantry except for the sunflower seeds!  So today when I went to the grocery store I picked some up and then just finished making them about 1/2 hr ago!

Of course, I had to add some chocolate chips, everything needs a little chocolate in my world!

3 cups crispy rice cereal
3 cups toasted oat cereal
1 1/2 cups raisins
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup honey
3/4 cup sugar
1 (16oz) jar Adams 100% Natural Chunky Peanut Butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
no - stick cooking spray

  1. combine cereals, raisins and sunflower seeds in large bowl
  2. combine honey and sugar in medium saucepan, heat over medium heat until boiling, boil one minute.
  3. add peanut butter and vanilla, stir until peanut butter is melted, pour over cereal mixture, mix well.
  4. spray baking pan with no - stick cooking spray, press mixture into pan, cool


Bill and Amanda said...

That looks sooooooooooo good! Are you and Lela purposely posting yummy-looking food on your blogs just to get me to cheat on my diet??????

Rachel said...

Hey, I've been looking for something like this too. I'll have to try your recipe. It looks a little more tasty than some of the ultra healthy recipes I've seen.
We use the Fred Meyer brand natural peanut butter--just for cost reasons. But I really like using natural peanut butter that's just peanuts and maybe salt. It's better than something with hydrogenated oils in it. I've never tried the natural stuff you get out of the mill/press thing in the natural foods section though. I wonder how that compares in price.
Also, the potato guy took me about 5 hours from start to finish. I could make some copied of my pattern pieces if you'd like, and that might save about 30 minutes.

Lela Paden said...

I'll have to try this for the kids lunches. Might even save me a little $. I will add chocolate chips, however I'll have to leave out the raisins. We will be at the annex today around 10:30 it you want to come join us.