Total Time
1hr 30mins
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.

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.


Most Helpful

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.

Ms B. October 03, 2004

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.

Shar-on September 23, 2004

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:)

Kittencal@recipezazz September 08, 2004

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