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!
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)
- Put the margarine, peanut butter, and marshmallows in a large saucepan and melt over medium intensity.
- Wehn melted, turn off the heat and add the granola cereals, puffed rice cereals, ground flaxseed, and dried fruits if desired. Stir.
- Spread the mixture in a 8 x 8 coated baking pan and press lightly.
- Let cool and cut into 8 bars.
[for 1 bar (without dried fruits)]
205 calories, 8 g fat, 2 g saturated,
31 g carbs, 4 g fiber, 6 g protein