Similar to energy bars for sale, these bars are made fresher and more frugally with ingredients on hand in many kitchens.
4 heaping cups marshmallows
1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
1 cup raisins
2 cups Cocoa Krispies cereal
Butter or use cooking spray in a 9x13 inch baking pan. Set aside.
In a medium sized cooking pan, over low heat, add marshmallows. Use a wooden spoon to stir constantly and scrape the bottom of the pan, until mixture starts to boil or the marshmallows are melted. Turn off the heat.
Add crunchy peanut butter, blending quickly. Stir in raisins and Cocoa Krispies cereal. Spread and press into the 9x13 inch baking pan. Cool. Cut in half lengthwise and crosswise, and then into bars.
This is a great snack recipe. Also, you can make substitutions to it to change it up and make it taste different. Soy butter, almond butter, cashew butter, etc can be used in place of peanut butter. You can also use creamed or liquid honey, agave nectar or molasses in place of the honey. Instead of coconut, try some type of crushed cereal, wheat germ, whole wheat flour, granola, or cocoa powder. If you cannot find ground flax seed you can buy it whole and grind it yourself in a coffee grinder. You can also use regular size chocolate chips or substitute raisins, cranberries, or chopped nuts in place of the chocolate chips.
1 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup peanut butter (or other nut butter)
1/3 cup honey
1 cup coconut flakes
1/2 cup ground flax seed
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla
Mix everything above in a medium bowl until thoroughly incorporated. Let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour. Once chilled, roll into balls and enjoy! Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.
Sometimes I start craving chocolate, but as we all know, candy bars are NOT healthy. The coconut oil used in this recipe actually helps you lose fat. This is a quick and easy recipe that will satisfy your cravings for chocolate and it's healthy too!
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup cocoa powder
sweetener, to taste (optional)
nuts, raisins, dried fruits, etc. (optional)
Warm the coconut oil so that it is liquid. Mix the coco powder into the oil. Add sweetener and nuts and stir well. Pour into pan and put into freezer until frozen.
1/2 cup each of chopped dried apricots, apples, pears.
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 1/4 cups sesame seeds
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup unsalted peanuts
In a small bowl stir in honey, vanilla, and peanut butter. Add dry ingredients; blend thoroughly. Mix with your hands to make sure all dry ingredients have been well coated. Pack in a lightly greased 9 X 12 teflon pan. Press down and smooth top. Place pan on a cookie sheet and bake at 275 degrees F oven for 30 minutes or until barely tinged with gold. Cool completely on cake rack. Chill in refrigerator several hours before cutting into bars.
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