No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars

Jerry Errico

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup  Sneaky Chef Orange Purée*, or baby food carrot purée
  • 1/2 Cup  peanut butter
  • 2 Tablespoons  jam
  • 3/4 Cups  nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1 Cup  ground flaxseed
  • 2 Cups  crispy rice cereal
  • 1/4 Cup  sugar, ideally raw sugar

Because my kids are always asking for protein bars, I wanted to come up with a simpler, homemade, less processed version. I was so excited to come up with a delicious, easy-to-make, "mini-meal-replacement" bar. This one requires no baking, so it is a speedy staple for peanut-friendly houses or schools. These are great as an after-school or after-sports snack. 

Directions

Line an 8-inch or 9-inch square baking pan with foil, letting the foil extend over edges of pan. Spray with oil.

In a mixing bowl, combine the purée and peanut butter, then stir in the jam, milk powder, flax, and rice cereal. Pat into the prepared pan, and sprinkle the sugar evenly over the top. Freeze for at least 1 hour. Lift out foil and cut into approximately 12 rectangular bars, place in individual sealed plastic bags, or in a plastic container with waxed paper between layers, and keep frozen for up to 3 months.

Notes

* Click here to see the Sneaky Chef Orange Purée Recipe

Missy Chase Lapine is the author of The Sneaky Chef series of cookbooks. Connect with her at TheSneakyChef.com or Facebook or Twitter.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

186 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Sodium Kidney Friendly, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:

9%

Servings:

12
  • Fat 128g 197%
  • Carbs 222g 74%
  • Saturated 29g 147%
  • Fiber 44g 176%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 137g
  • Monounsaturated 41g
  • Polyunsaturated 17g
  • Protein 81g 163%
  • Cholesterol 93mg 31%
  • Sodium 392mg 16%
  • Calcium 1,177mg 118%
  • Magnesium 325mg 81%
  • Potassium 2,386mg 68%
  • Iron 18mg 98%
  • Zinc 7mg 46%
  • Phosphorus 1,237mg 177%
  • Vitamin A 267µg 30%
  • Vitamin C 108mg 179%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 90%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 2mg 119%
  • Niacin (B3) 28mg 140%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 50%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 211µg 53%
  • Vitamin B12 3µg 52%
  • Vitamin D 10µg 3%
  • Vitamin E 13mg 63%
  • Vitamin K 2µg 3%
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