Quick Crisp Snack Bars Recipe
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 cup reduced-fat chunky peanut butter
- 1/2 cup nonfat dry milk powder
- 4 cups Rice Krispies
- 1. In a large saucepan, combine the honey, peanut butter and milk powder. Cook and stir over low heat until blended.
- 2. Remove from the heat; stir in cereal. Press into an 8-in. square dish coated with cooking spray. Let stand until set. Cut into bars. Yield: 1 dozen.
1 bar: 144 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 144mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 0 fat.
Reviews for Quick Crisp Snack Bars
"These tasted great. I took a tip from previous reviewer and used coco rice crispies. YES! They do taste just like nutty budy bars. Ours did 'crumble' a lot but kids have away of making a lot of crumbs!"
"Easy to make and tasted great! Mine didn't hold together too well, though. Maybe I didn't mix it well enough, or I might try a different brand of peanut butter next time."
"Very simple and very good .. too bad peanut products are not allowed in schools, these would be great in lunches."
"Already made these twice!!!! How perfect these bars are and I don't think twice about giving my kids an entire bar, unlike normal rice crispy bars full of processed sugar!!!! Thank you thank you thank you!"
"These were easy to make and were fairly good. I took a double batch to a church fellowship and only brought one bar home. However, my husband didn't really care for the flavor so I probably won't make them again."
"These are so good. I put them in my husbands lunches for a heathier snack than store bought breakfast bars."
"I used Cocoa Krispies...tasted like a Reese's bar...delicious"
"I like to make them with natural peanut butter (nothing but ground peanuts)...you don't get any of the additional sugar or oils. The honey adds enough sweetness. And I use Cheerios instead of a rice cereal to add fiber and healthy whole grain."
"Excellent for school lunches--and for the Mom who made them, too!"
"I made the bars with almond butter since my son cannot have peanuts. It was a great (although more expensive) substitute. We really liked them--it's a great protein source for breakfast if you're short on time."
"My Home Group Bible Study loved them - adults and children alike Really easy to make but found the dry milk powder expensive and not available in small quantities. At least now I will have plenty on hand for the next time I make them, which is very soon!"
"My husband couldn't get enough of these! I've them twice since Saturday!"
"This is excellent. I added to the recipe some butterscotch bits. One could also add shredded cocoanut, chocolate chips and even raisens. My teenager friend loved them!!"
"Taste was good...but they fell apart as soon as you took a bite. Did not like that at all!"
"I made these and they came out OK. I would suggest using creamy peanut butter instead, it would make them moister, but overall they where a great snack!"
"Remember that most reduced fat products are higher in sodium & often times other preservitives"
"I haven't tried these yet, but in response to melsjoy, yes you can substitute creamy peanut butter for the chunky. You are not sacrificing taste. It's like eliminating nuts from a cookie recipe."
"I'd use creamy peanut butter and add at least 1/2 cup spanish peanuts along with the rice cereal.Laurie"
"This sounds like a similar recipe I have. Can I substitute creamy peanut butter for chunky? I have crohns and can't have nuts."
"I think the non fat milk powder adds calcium to the recipe. Not really a substitute for that."
"What does the milk powder do? Is there anything I can use as a substitute?"
"An old recipe renewed! I had forgotten about it.Bobbie Ann"
"I used to make these also and have long since lost the recipe. Thanks for sharing it."