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Hammock Hanger
03-13-2004, 11:54
Here are two recipes I have used:

1/2 C firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 C cup honey or molasses
1/2 C peanut butter (I like extra crunchy)
3 C Kashi Go-Lean Cereal (Protein/High Fiber Cereal)
1 C Sunkist mixed fruit bits (or more..)

melt the sugar, honey and PB in the microwave for a minute or more. Mix well.
Stir in the cereal and fruit. Stir well until blended. Press into an 8 X 8 square pan. Let sit for 1 hour or until firm. Cut into 16 bars.

2 T butter
1/2 C peanut butter (I like extra crunchy)
4 C mini-marshmellows
6 C Kashi GoLean Cereal (Protein/High Fiber)
1 C Sunkist mixed fruit bits (or more...)

melt the butter and PB in the mircowave for 1 - 1 1/2 minutes. Add marshmellows. Microwave until marshmellows are puffed and melting 1 - 1 1/2 minutes. Stir well. Add cereal and fruit. Stir well until blended. Press into a 9 x 9 square pan. Let sit 1 hour or until firm. Cut into 20 bars.

I keep these in the freezer or frig and Jed will add to my maildrop box just before he send it. Would make a great breakfast to go or pick me up snack.

Enjoy, Sue/HH :jump

03-14-2004, 13:21
Both of these recipes look great. Here's one I keep going back to.

Chocolate Dried Fruit Wheat Germ Bars.

1/3 cup butter or margarine. If using margarine, go for a non-hydrogenated brand.
1 cup brown sugar
3 large eggs ( there's your protein)
2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp orange extract or almond extract
3 heaping tbsp of cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups wheat germ
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup chopped nuts of your choice (almonds, filberts, walnuts, etc.)
1 cup finely chopped dried fruit (dates, figs, apricots, apples. raisins etc.)

Cream the butter/margarine and brown sugar. Add the eggs and beat for a couple of minutes. Add vanilla and orange/almond extract.

Add the dry ingredients and mix.

Add the dried fruit and nuts - stir to combine.

Spread in a greased 9 by 13 inch pan. (will be quite stiff)

Bake at 350 F for about 25 to 30 minutes until firm.

Score in the pan while still hot from the oven.

Cut when cool. Wrap bars in wax paper and store in air tight container. Will keep for several weeks in theory. In practice they'll disappear in a couple of days.

Superb for hiking - excellent with tea or coffee.



Hammock Hanger
03-14-2004, 13:27
These sound good. I'll give them a try. Looking for a little variety in my maildrops this go around. HH