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Puffed Peanut Butter Cereal Snack Bars

Peanut butter puff bars1

Low-sugar peanut butter puffed cereal gives these easy snack bars a fun look and really pop when you chew them! With peanut butter in them too, they’re double peanut-y — though you can use any other kind of puffed cereal (we used Nature’s Path Panda Puffs), like puffed rice. Taking minutes to make, these are no-bake; you just have to have some patience as they set up in the fridge (or you can speed things up by placing in the freezer).

Makes: 9 or 12 squares

  • 3/4 cup vegan chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup raisins or cranberries
  • 1/4 cup sesame or hemp seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 cups all-natural, low-sugar peanut butter puffed cereal

1  Line an 8- by 8-inch or 9- by 9-inch pan with parchment, allow it to overlap the sides.

2  Place the chocolate chips in a large microwavable bowl. Microwave on high for a minute; stir, then place back in the microwave for another minute.

3  Add the peanut butter, raisins or cranberries, seeds, cinnamon in the bowl with the melted chocolate chips and stir up until everything is fairly mixed; don’t overdo it, as this has to go quickly.

4  Stir in 1 cup of the cereal at a time, stirring in quickly.

5  Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and pat in evenly with the help of a firm spatula. Top with more of the cereal and a few more raisins and cranberries if you’d like — it will look a lot prettier! Pat them in gently with the spatula.

6  Refrigerate until firm (at least an hour) or freeze for about 30 minutes. Makes sure it’s really firm before attempting the next step.

7  Lift the entire thing out of the pan by grabbing a couple sides of the parchment. Place on a cutting board and cut into 9 or 12 pieces using a good sharp knife, like a serrated bread knife. Return any uneaten portion to the pan; then cover and refrigerate.

Peanut butter puff cereal bars

Photos: Evan Atlas

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    July 9, 2017 at 8:24 pm


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    July 9, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    Yummy…. I used WOW Butter and rice Krispies since I have a child allergic to peanuts and tree-nuts

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