Monday, February 05, 2007

peanut butter and flaxseed chewy bars

These easy and yummy power bars make a perfect snack for busy people. Prepare them and wrap them individually so you can grab one when needed! I used puffed rice cereals made from whole rice grain to boost the fiber content, ground flaxseed to add omega-3, and peanut butter for its protein and good fat... and I'm sure that will please all the peanut butter fans out there!
Peanut butter and flaxseed chewy bars
8 servings
1 tablespoon non-hydrogenated margarine
1/3 cup peanut butter
2 cups marshmallows
1 cup low-fat granola cereals
1 cup puffed rice cereals
1/3 cup ground flaxseed
1/3 cup dried fruits (facultative)
  1. Put the margarine, peanut butter, and marshmallows in a large saucepan and melt over medium intensity.
  2. Wehn melted, turn off the heat and add the granola cereals, puffed rice cereals, ground flaxseed, and dried fruits if desired. Stir.
  3. Spread the mixture in a 8 x 8 coated baking pan and press lightly.
  4. Let cool and cut into 8 bars.
Nutrition facts
[for 1 bar (without dried fruits)]
205 calories, 8 g fat, 2 g saturated,
31 g carbs, 4 g fiber, 6 g protein

1 comment:

David Hall said...

thanks for this one, i've been wanting to eat more flaxseeds recently and getting a bit bored with sprinkling them on my porridge! i'll make these tomorrow, yum yum.