Hikers Bars

READY IN: 1hr 30mins

Caloric, filling, and tasty bars for the trail. These bars give a flavourful and fulling treat along a hiking or cycling trail. The recipe is from Ben Branch of AT&T Bell Labs at Columbus.

Top Review by Ms B.

Hmmm. I am wondering if I did something wrong. These were not "bars" in the sense that I am used to. These were more like a dense cake. I wondered if they should have been prepared in a 10x15 pan instead of 9x13. Also, my Special K didn't add a crunch (as another reviewer commented). The flavor was good, and the bars are very filling. I guess that I just expected something a little different. Still, it will be nice to have these on hand for the busy week ahead. It will be a great grab-and-go breakfast. Thanks for posting the recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl: cream together peanut butter and butter.
  3. Mix in bananas, molasses, sugar, and vanilla.
  4. Add beaten eggs, mix well.
  5. Stir in the cereal.
  6. Sift together dry ingredients and mix into batter.
  7. Add chips, peanuts, and dates.
  8. Pour batter into greased 9x13 pan.
  9. Bake in preheated 350°.
  10. F oven for 35 to 45 minutes.
  11. Cut into bars.
  12. Allow to cool just enough to handle and remove from pan.

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