Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Wednesday Recipe Thread

No Bake Engery Bars from the book cool Sweet & treats to eat by Lisa Wagner

Butter or oil for greasing pan
1 cup semi-sweet cholocate chips
1 1/2 cup rolled oats (oatmeal)
2 cups of rice cereal
1/2 cup flaked coconut
1/2 cup sesame seeds
3/4 cup peanut butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup maple syrup (pancake syrup)

1. lightly grease the bottom & sides of Baking pan with a small amt of butter or oil. Use a wad of wax paper to spread the butter.

2. Put the chocolate chips, oats, rice cereal, coconut, sesame seeds, & sunflower seeds in a large mixing bowl & mix together.

3. Put peanut butter, brown sugar, & maple syrup in a sauce pan. Use a rubber spatula to help peanut butter in & out of the measuring cup.

4. Place the sauce pan over medium heat & stir w/wooden spoon. continue to stir until everything is blended & brown sugar has dissolved.

5.Pour the hot mixture ove thdry ingridents in the mixing bowl & stir. Keep stiring until everything is completely blended.

6. Pour mixture into prepared baking pan. Use your clean hands to firmly pat the mixture into the pan.

7.Refrigate for at least 3 hours then use a large knife to cut the bars. These will be solid and difficult to cut, so ask for help.

use raisans instead of coconuts
substitue peanuts or almonds for sunflower seeds
try butterstotch chips instead of chocolate chips
extra nutrition 1/2 cup wheat germ

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