Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr
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.
- 1⁄2 cup chunky peanut butter
- 1⁄3 cup butter
- 2 medium bananas, cut up
- 1⁄2 cup molasses
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 4 large eggs (well beaten)
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ginger
- 2⁄3 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 1⁄3 cups white flour
- 4 cups kellogg Special K cereal, crushed
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 6 ounces chocolate chips
- 1 cup salted peanuts, chopped
- 6 -8 ounces dates, chopped
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In a large bowl: cream together peanut butter and butter.
- Mix in bananas, molasses, sugar, and vanilla.
- Add beaten eggs, mix well.
- Stir in the cereal.
- Sift together dry ingredients and mix into batter.
- Add chips, peanuts, and dates.
- Pour batter into greased 9x13 pan.
- Bake in preheated 350°.
- F oven for 35 to 45 minutes.
- Cut into bars.
- Allow to cool just enough to handle and remove from pan.
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.
Toolie these were great. Made them yesterday in my large cookie sheet. I baked them for 25 minutes in my convection oven and they came out just right. I like the crunch that the Spec K gives them. I used frozen banana which was really mushie and wondered if this would make a difference, but I think it was o.k. Had two for breakfast this morning.hummmmm. Thanks for the recipe.
Yes, yes, yes!, simply outstanding according my DS fiance. I made these for her today and sent them home with her, cut into squares to munch on in replacement of breakfast. Didn't have any dates so I used raisins instead. The batter was a bit thick, so I had to press down with my fingers to spread evenly in the pan. Toolie, these are totally TOO good!, and so many good things in them, I can't wait to make them again...thanks so much for posting....Kitten:)