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Peanut Butter Snack Bars Recipe

Peanut Butter Snack Bars Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + cooling YIELD:36 servings


  • 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 whole flaxseed
  • 3 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1-1/2 cups honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. Transfer to a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan; gently press into pan. Cool completely. Cut into bars. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 3 dozen.
Editor's Note: Look for oat bran cereal near the hot cereals or in the natural foods section.

Nutritional Facts

1 bar: 215 calories, 12g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 87mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 high-fat meat.

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danielleylee User ID: 4484886 269373
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2017

"These do have a good crunch. Mine turned out soft but I did make a few changes. I used sunflower butter instead and a few other modifications."

jlhoelzel User ID: 7103764 149708
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2014

"A little difficult to find all ingredients and a little pricey to make, but absolutely delicious and well worth it. Great after morning work outs. My kids love them too."

PinkPuppy User ID: 6385351 131963
Reviewed May. 11, 2012

"my family loves these, even my 18 month old. I tried them with Peanuts instead of almonds and my husband liked them better. I have also tried adding cinnamon,that was good too!"

KristeninMaine User ID: 6284313 194594
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2012

"I used a marble rolling pin to push them into the pan and to condense them so they were not crumbly. We are addicted."

klamathdi User ID: 3636365 115524
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2012

"These are very tasty-I liked the crunch but the next time I make I am going to use less peanut butter and honey. I felt the ratio of PB was way too much."

jterpstra User ID: 5792227 149706
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2012

"My husband said we should always have these in the house. I wrapped them individually and froze them. We grab a few if we're headed out just in case it's pushing meal time. It will be cheaper to make them the next time since I will have most of the ingredients on hand."

nickheather User ID: 2604153 183384
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2012

"We Love them! I'm just now getting ready to make them for a second time. They're very easy to put together. I have a 9 x 13 pan and I cut 16 bars. My husband's only request was to add some chocolate chips, so I found the Nestle mini chips I will be putting in this time."

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