57 Reviews

I really thought these were great. I used Better N' Peanut butter instead of peanut butter to cut down on fat, and used 2 cups of fiber one cereal and 2 cups of grape nuts to give these bars even more fiber. These weren't too sweet for me, but I'm going to try to cut down on the corn syrup next time to see if I can cut out some of the calories. Thanks for this convinent recipe!

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BurtonFanatic January 25, 2008

Wow! These are great! I also tweaked it a bit. I used 1 c light corn syrup (didn't read the recipe right), I used 1/4 c brown sugar, but I could have halved that and it would have still been sweet enough. I used chunky peanut butter, dried mixed berries and sliced almonds. I sprinkled some mini chocolate chips on top right before I put them in the fridge to cool. These will be perfect to take to school next week when the semester starts!

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Zanni January 19, 2008

This recipe is amazing. My husband always requests I make a new pan as he eats the last bar out of the old pan! I omit the sugar in the recipe, as I think the peanut butter and dried fruit make the recipe sweet enough. Thank you for such a yummy recipe, Mirj.

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eclairekat January 16, 2008

My whole family likes these bars. It took some effort to get my kids to try them. The sight of the cranberries was just too much for them, and no one would even try a bite. My son finally agreed to try a cranberry-free piece. Little did he know, I made sure there was a cranberry hidden in there! After he gave it the thumbs-up, I broke the news of my trick. He still loves me, and he likes the bars, too! I am generally not a fan of baking with corn syrup, but I found the taste lends to the peanut butter. Next time, I might experiment with using honey or maple syrup.

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JocelynV August 14, 2007

Made these last night (so easy) and we love them. Our teenager loves them, too. Moist and crunchy, yet soft. Thanks, for giving me a way for the kids to eat dried cranberries. A definite keeper! I'm afraid these will be gone by the end of the day.

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~Srb~ July 25, 2007

I love these!! All the girls at work want this recipe and my nephew can not get enough of them. Everytime he visits I have them ready for him. Thanks !!!

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cheryl_schlesinger June 04, 2007

These were good, but oh so sweet! I might try them again and reduce the sugar and corn syrup by half or more. Sturdy and chewy, they hold up well packed in a lunch or for traveling. I froze the leftovers in small snack-size ziptop bags which are handy "on the go".

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Ginny Sue May 26, 2007

These are a huge hit! After toying with the amount a few recipes, I use 1 cup sorghum to replace the sugar and corn syrup. They are the perfect level of sweetness (not cloying) and hold together well.

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Elf Lemon April 23, 2007

I used this recipe as inspiration for what I had on hand. I used 1 cups of corn syrup, 1 cup peanut butter, 1 cup all bran, 2 cups raisin bran, 1 cup rice krispies, 1 cup outmeal and a good shaking of chocolate chips. Yummy!

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Pipcat1 April 09, 2007

These bars are phenomenal... I haven't gone a morning without one since I first made them a month ago. I'm on my third batch today. I really like adding more kinds of dried fruits, as well as different kinds of cereals like granola and a little bit of rice krispies to add more crunch, even coffee grounds! I think Grape Nuts is essential though. WOW I made some for my girlfriend who doesn't like peanut butter, and instead used NUTELLA!! YUMMY!! I would recommend reducing the sugar some though because nutella is sweeter than pb, but these were a chocolatey wholesome treat that would go great with my morning coffee.

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Ron Ron December 27, 2006
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