Quick Crisp Snack Bars Recipe
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Quick Crisp Snack Bars Recipe

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My daughters have loved these nutritious snacks since they were in grade school. Now, both are adults and still make these bars when they want a quick treat. —Ursula Maurer of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat chunky peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup nonfat dry milk powder
  • 4 cups Rice Krispies

Nutritional Facts

1 bar: 144 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 144mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.


  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.
Originally published as Quick Crisp Snack Bars in Light & Tasty April/May 2003, p27

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mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 51469
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2013

"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!"

dschultz01 User ID: 1076910 134532
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2012

"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."

MichMajor User ID: 6203085 54758
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2012

"Very simple and very good .. too bad peanut products are not allowed in schools, these would be great in lunches."

becca.copp User ID: 4590200 125145
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2012

"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!"

bereitbach User ID: 4958434 47508
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2011

"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."

bluebowtye User ID: 119707 92072
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2010

"These are so good. I put them in my husbands lunches for a heathier snack than store bought breakfast bars."

TC51 User ID: 1167020 51468
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2009

"I used Cocoa Krispies...tasted like a Reese's bar...delicious"

kimkabes User ID: 607903 92064
Reviewed May. 31, 2009

"I like to make them with natural peanut butter (nothing but ground peanuts) 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."

naomiv User ID: 353174 129357
Reviewed May. 23, 2009

"Excellent for school lunches--and for the Mom who made them, too!"

ktrose79 User ID: 1084043 134531
Reviewed May. 22, 2009

"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."

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