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Crunchy No-Bake Bites

 Crunchy No-Bake Bites
Chow mein noodles put the crunch in these easy no-bake bars from Peggy Key of Grant, Alabama. Their pretty golden coating gets plenty of flavor from honey, vanilla and cinnamon.
18 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + standing


  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cans (5 ounces each) chow mein noodles
  • 1 can (6-1/2 ounces) salted peanuts


  • In a large saucepan, combine brown sugar, butter, honey and cinnamon.
  • Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 1 minute. Remove
  • from the heat; stir in vanilla. Add noodles and peanuts; gently stir
  • to coat.
  • Transfer to a greased 9-in. square pan. Cover with waxed paper; press
  • into an even layer. Let stand for at least 1 hour before cutting.
  • Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 196 calories, 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 118 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.