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No-Bake Peanut Butter Snack Bars

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Servings 6

Made-in-the-microwave peanut butter bars: perfect for a quick snack, delicious enough for dessert. MORE + LESS -

Cheeky Kitchen Cheeky Kitchen
March 3, 2017

Ingredients

1
bag (10 oz) peanut butter baking chips
2/3
cup peanut butter
2
cups Fiber One™ Cereal Honey Clusters™

Steps

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  • 1
    In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave chips and peanut butter together in 30-second bursts, stirring between, until melted.
  • 2
    Stir in cereal.
  • 3
    Spread into a parchment-lined 9 x 5-inch loaf pan and press into an even layer. Refrigerate until set and cut into squares or bars with a sharp knife.
 

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
270
Calories from Fat
150
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
25%
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
19%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
210mg
9%
Potassium
220mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
22g
7%
Dietary Fiber
6g
24%
Sugars
6g
Protein
8g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
35%
35%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • My grandma used to make these “haystack cookies” which were essentially crunchy chow mein noodles stirred together with melted butterscotch chips. I never loved butterscotch chips. So when I grew up and discovered there was such thing as a peanut butter chip, I unabashedly made the switch. Truth be told, I never much liked those chow mein noodles, either. They were kind of bland tasting, there in the middle of all that melted chocolate. So I figured a bit of honey-kissed cereal would be a better stir-in. And add in a little nut butter for extra flavor and protein, and suddenly I realized I didn’t want haystack cookies at all. What I really wanted no-bake peanut butter bars. So I stirred all of these wonders together, and made some seriously yummy snacks. So good, they disappeared in a snap. And I wish I could say it was because all the kids came home from school. Nope. Just me here in the kitchen. Standing over a plate full of peanut butter bar crumbs. Which I’m sure grandma would love even better than her haystack cookies. (But I didn’t save her a smidge, so let’s not tell. Kthanksbye).

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