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Double Peanut Breakfast Bars

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Protein is all the rage right now and with good reason!  Protein helps to fuel your body and give you the extra boost you need to shed the excess weight.  These no-bake Double Peanut Breakfast Bars are just sweet enough to attack your sweet tooth and with enough protein to be considered energy bars!  Plus, since you are making them, you know exactly what are in them unless some of the store-bought, pre-packaged kind!

Yummy protein bars recipe

I like to mix things up and add in some chocolate chips occasionally – gives me my chocolate fix without adding a ton of calories!

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Double Peanut Breakfast Bars

Double Peanut Breakfast Bars

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Good for you and great tasting - these breakfast bars are a homemade alternative to the processed stuff!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups whole grain flake cereal
  • 1 cup whole grain Cheerios
  • 1/2 cup chopped dry-roasted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup dried fruit such as cranberries raisins, chopped apricots or figs
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup packed golden brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter

Instructions

    Prepare an eight-inch square baking pan by lightly greasing it. Set this aside until you are ready to use it.
    Pour the different cereals into a medium bowl. Then add the peanuts and dried fruit. Stir the dry ingredients together to combine them thoroughly.

    In a medium saucepan, put the honey, brown sugar and peanut butter. Bring these ingredients to a boil over medium heat being sure to stir constantly.


    Pour the melted peanut butter mixture over the cereal and stir it until it is well coated. Press the mixture into the prepared baking dish and press it with the back of an oiled spoon to ensure it is even.

    Set the pan aside and allow it to cool. Cut the mixture into nine even pieces.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 9 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 216Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 95mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 3gSugar: 27gProtein: 5g

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Miz Helen

Monday 14th of April 2014

Hi Kelli, I just love these Breakfast Bars, a great grab and go for busy families! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a very special week. Come Back Soon! Miz Helen

Laurie

Sunday 13th of April 2014

These look yummy! Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

Eva @ The Multitasking Mummy

Saturday 12th of April 2014

A great idea to use the cheerios and we love peanuts and peanut butter in our house, although it's sometimes difficult to take to daycare and playgroup due to allergies....damn!

aprila

Thursday 10th of April 2014

yummy these look delicious. Thanks for the recipe. Thanks for linking up at Tell Me About It Tuesday. We hope you hop over and share with us again next week.

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