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Peanut Butter Snack Bars

 Peanut Butter Snack Bars
Athletes need snacks that are as on-the-go as they are. These portable bars combine protein and whole grains to fuel workouts. —Nettie Hogan, Wadsworth, Ohio
36 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 3-1/4 cups Kashi Heart to Heart honey toasted oat cereal
  • 2-3/4 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup unblanched almonds
  • 1/2 cup sunflower kernels
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 cup uncooked oat bran cereal
  • 1/4 cup wheat bran
  • 1/4 cup flaxseed
  • 3 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1-1/2 cups honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first nine ingredients. In a small
  • saucepan, combine peanut butter and honey. Cook over medium heat
  • until peanut butter is melted, stirring occasionally. Remove from
  • the heat. Stir in vanilla. Pour over cereal mixture; mix well.
  • Transfer to a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan; gently
  • press into pan. Cool completely. Cut into bars. Store in an airtight
  • container. Yield: 3 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 bar equals 215 calories, 12 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 87 mg sodium,

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Peanut Butter Snack Bars (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 24 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 7 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 high-fat meat.