Swag Bars

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There is no TWD for me today. Although I love lemons, my tummy doesn’t settle well with anything real eggy. To see the recipe for today’s choice (which was Lemon Custard Cups), visit Bridget of The Way the Cookie Crumbles. To view other TWD participants, you can check out our blogroll. I’ll be back next week however with the French Yogurt Cake with Marmalade glaze!

In the Jan/Feb 09 Cooking Light magazine I found this recipe for “Swag Bars”. I’ve eyed the recipe for a while now and finally decided to just go ahead and make it. Didn’t take much to make – a very quick an easy recipe, full of protein, lower calorie, and something Grumpy or I could grab last weekend when needing an energy boost.

As the plate above indicates….we did enjoy this bar! It is a nice treat to have around in place of a store bought granola bar in the morning or for a snack in the afternoon to kill the munchies before dinner! Grumpy certainly liked them. He’s ate quite a few throughout the day on Sunday!

Swag Bars
Cooking Light

1 3/4 cups creamy peanut butter (I used reduced-fat peanut butter)
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup light-colored corn syrup
1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) chopped lightly salted, dry-roasted peanuts
3 1/2 cups (4 ounces) whole-grain flaked cereal (such as Total), finely crushed (I used cornflakes, so it wasn’t whole-grain cereal, but it was what I had!)
Cooking spray
1/3 cup (2 ounces) chopped dark chocolate chips

Combine first 3 ingredients in a heavy saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook 4 minutes or just until mixture begins to boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in peanuts and cereal. Spread mixture evenly into a 13 x 9–inch baking pan coated with cooking spray.Place the dark chocolate in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH 1 minute or until chocolate melts, stirring every 20 seconds. Drizzle chocolate evenly over peanut mixture. Score into 36 bars while warm. (I cute mine into a little bit bigger bars).My friend Cory of ZestyCook.com has a great offer for you! He has a free E-Book offer for those who wish to subscribe to his blog via email or RSS and you can get this book that has been compiled by Zesty and many of his other blogging friends! Check his site out by clicking here!

Comments

  1. says

    I made the custard just to say I made it. Not an eggy fan!

    Holy cow! those bars look amazing!!! I am going to make those now! I made the PBChoc rice crispy ones for a party last week and i should’ve trippled the batch!!! Seriously… they were gone in an instant. My crush said they were his new favorite thing I make!
    Thanks for that recipe too!!!!!!

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