"Yummy bars created for an annual 5 K "Fun Run" and adapted from Cooking for Two with the Micheff Sisters. A vegan recipe."
( raw preferred but can use roasted)
( quick or old fashioned)
puffed rice cereal
( like rice crispies)
smooth peanut butter
pure maple syrup
( or agave syrup or brown rice syrup)
vital wheat gluten
In a large bowl, combine nuts, dried fruits, sunflower seeds, oats and rice cereal. Mix well and set aside.
In a medium saucepan, combine peanut butter, honey and maple syrup. Heat and stir until melted and smooth.
Add vital wheat gluten. Stir until smooth. Do NOT bring to a boil. Stir in vanilla and pour over dry ingredients. Stir well and pour into an 8 x 8" pan that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
Pat mixture down firmly into pan. Cut into 12 bars. When the bars have cooled, wrap individually in plastic wrap. Enjoy!