By Mirj on May 27, 2003
Photo by GaylaJ
Photo by GaylaJ
"I found these at the Mr. Food site. My friends says they really are called Get Up and Go Bars because with all the fiber, you really will have to get up and run! Especially if you have one of these bars with your first morning cup of coffee!"
Serving Size: 1 (66 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 24
"revising this review to say that it has been requested every day since i made the first batch. not only did my daughters love them, but my coworkers did too. i had given half the pan to my boss for her 89 yr old dad, and she ate half of them on her way home. her daughter ate a bunch more. i think her dad got 1. i'll be making these often. going to try the next batch with some chocolate chips"
"These are great. And not too hard to make. But Grape Nuts are a little expensive. Maybe raisins and more oats would suffice?"
"So the first thing that made me happy was everything was already in my pantry. I didn't have the full 4 cups for cereal so I used lots of Cheerios to cover it. I also had a little handful of chocolate chips when the mixture was still warm which just made it that much better(= The next best thing about this recipe was I was able to make it all in a glass measuring cup and I just measured the peanut butter, corn syrup and sugar and popped it in the microwave for like 45-60 seconds. Overall, fantastic recipe and I will be making it again!"
"These make very tasty and quite filling bars. I made the recipe as written except I also added a handful of wheat germ to the mixture. They are not too sweet and it makes me feel good to know that I'm eating something that is so healthy. Next time I think I will try using brown sugar and maybe some honey to see how they taste. Maybe some extra cranberries too because I LOVE cranberries! *Update* I just wanted to say that I'm addicted to these things!! I have made them 3 times in 2 weeks. I have started using 1 cup of corn syrup and 1/2 cup of honey, and brown sugar instead of white. I also use 3 cups of Grape-Nuts cereal and 2 cups of oats. They are sooo good! They make the perfect breakfast bar and snack."
"I couldn't remember the exact name for these, so I spent over an hour looking for this recipe so I could say how much I liked it! Really, I think the amount of sugar isn't that much when you do consider the other healthful ingredients. I used natural PB, so that didn't add sugar, and it was just sweet enough (and I like sweet!). DH doesn't get excited about healthy things, so when I asked him what he thought, he said, "Well, they were kind of grainy (?), but I ate a bunch of 'em." His face was quite guilty! :) Anyway, for satisfactory taste PLUS healthful ingredients my family needs, this gets 5 stars! By the way, those grape nuts had sat on my shelf quite a long time; they enjoyed being put to good use! I think I'll actually buy grape nuts again!"
"Delicious! We chose an almond/cherry theme, substituting almond butter for the peanut butter and dried cherries for the cranberries. We used brown sugar instead of white, and 1 cup honey plus 1/2 cup corn syrup instead of all corn syrup. We also included 1/4 cup of ground flax seeds. After adding just a spash of almond extract and a dash of cinnamon, we thought these were better than anything we've had from the store!"
"This is fantastic. We are watching our sugar intake and I have adapted the recipe at bit. I don't add any sugar, and only use one cup of the corn surup and one cup of peanut butter. They hold together just fine and make for a much healthier bar. I also use All Bran Buds instead of the Grape nuts, due to availability issues."
"these taste like granola bars. i think if i make them again i'll do one less cup of grape nuts and add in one cup of rice krispies. I don't really like the flavor of cranberries with peanut butter since i am not a fan of pbj sandwiches. i did do half the batch with mini chocolate chips which was yummy. so i still give it 4 stars."
"Very good. Thanks for sharing."
"These were great! I halved the recipe, used 3/4 cup oats and raisins and left out the almonds as I couldn't find any. Bit sticky so I'll either cut back a bit on the syrup or add more cereal next time. Very yummy, thanks!"
"I've made this twice now and with rave reviews. The second time I made it, my son had just had his braces put on and couldn't eat any. He begged me to please remember and make this again when he finally got his braces removed. Well, it's been over 18 months since then...he's not had his braces off for more than a few weeks and he has already started badgering me about making these bars. If this is not a compliment, I don't know what is....how many teenage boys remember anything longer than 10 minutes!?!"
"These turned out great! Based on other review, I got nervous about all the corn syrup and used some honey with the corn syrup to equal the 1 1/2 cups, but the end result was a little softer/stickier than I expected, so will have to play with that some more. I used a combo of Grape Nuts and All Bran Buds, and for the rolled oats used Quaker hot cereal, which is oats, barley, rye, etc. Next time, I will cut out the sugar, as I think the PB and craisins are sweet enough. Thanks for a quick and easy (and delicious!) recipe!"
"Yum, yum, yum!!! I used raisins in place of the cranberries, only 1/2 c. almonds (as that's all I had on hand) and organic sugar. I plan to find a more healthful alternative to the corn syrup for the next time I make this, but used corn syrup this time. Delicious!!"
"I also used brown rice syrup and they turned out beautifully. These bars are fantastic!"
"I used 1 cup corn syrup and 1/2 cup honey and brown sugar instead of regular (I did add about 2T White sugar) They came out wonderful, everyone liked them. Next time I will mix in Vanilla after boiling."
"I used brown rice syrup instead of corn syrup - still delish! Next time I'm going to increase the proportion of oats and almonds."
"I'll add my 2 cents worth! These bars are great! I used brown sugar in stead of of white and honey instead of corn syrup. YUM! Definitely cut the pan into 24 bars - I made 16, and they were just a little but much. I mean, I still ate the whole thing and all, but. . . ;) I have been taking them to work for a mid-morning snack, and it's been perfect. I shared with someone at work, and she asked for the recipe. . . so what does that tell you? Thanks, Mirj, for a great recipe! I'll be making these again and again."
"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!"
"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!"
"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."