Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins
I found these at the Mr. Food site. My friends says they really are called Get Up and Go Bars because with all the fiber, you really will have to get up and run! Especially if you have one of these bars with your first morning cup of coffee!
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1 1⁄2 cups light corn syrup
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 4 cups Grape-nuts cereal (wheat and barley nugget cereal)
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup sliced almonds
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- Line a 9" x 13" baking dish with foil and coat the foil with nonstick cooking spray.
- (I just use parchment paper, ungreased).
- In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup, and peanut butter over medium-high heat.
- Bring to a boil and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
- Add the remaining ingredients; mix well then spread evenly into the prepared pan.
- Let cool then cut into bars and serve, or cover until ready to serve.
So the first thing that made me happy was everything was already in my pantry. I didn't have the full 4 cups for cereal so I used lots of Cheerios to cover it. I also had a little handful of chocolate chips when the mixture was still warm which just made it that much better(= The next best thing about this recipe was I was able to make it all in a glass measuring cup and I just measured the peanut butter, corn syrup and sugar and popped it in the microwave for like 45-60 seconds. Overall, fantastic recipe and I will be making it again!
These make very tasty and quite filling bars. I made the recipe as written except I also added a handful of wheat germ to the mixture. They are not too sweet and it makes me feel good to know that I'm eating something that is so healthy. Next time I think I will try using brown sugar and maybe some honey to see how they taste. Maybe some extra cranberries too because I LOVE cranberries! *Update* I just wanted to say that I'm addicted to these things!! I have made them 3 times in 2 weeks. I have started using 1 cup of corn syrup and 1/2 cup of honey, and brown sugar instead of white. I also use 3 cups of Grape-Nuts cereal and 2 cups of oats. They are sooo good! They make the perfect breakfast bar and snack.
I couldn't remember the exact name for these, so I spent over an hour looking for this recipe so I could say how much I liked it! Really, I think the amount of sugar isn't that much when you do consider the other healthful ingredients. I used natural PB, so that didn't add sugar, and it was just sweet enough (and I like sweet!). DH doesn't get excited about healthy things, so when I asked him what he thought, he said, "Well, they were kind of grainy (?), but I ate a bunch of 'em." His face was quite guilty! :) Anyway, for satisfactory taste PLUS healthful ingredients my family needs, this gets 5 stars! By the way, those grape nuts had sat on my shelf quite a long time; they enjoyed being put to good use! I think I'll actually buy grape nuts again!