No-Bake Peanut Butter Crunch Bars



Ingredients

  • 4 cups Kashi® GOLEAN Crunch Cereal
  • 1 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1⁄2 cup dried tart cherries
 

Nutrition

  • Amount: 1 bar
  • Calories: 190
  • Fat (g): 6
  • Sat. Fat (g): 0.5
  • Carb (g): 31
  • Fiber (g): 3
  • Protein (g): 5
  • Vegan

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Directions

  • Spray a 13x9-inch baking pan with non-stick baking spray, then line with foil or wax paper extending past the edges (so bars can be easily removed when cool).
  • Mix honey and peanut butter in a large microwavable bowl. Microwave on high for 1-2 minutes or just until mixture starts bubbling.
  • Add cereal and tart cherries, and toss well to coat.
  • Press mixture firmly into the prepared pan and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • Cut into bars and enjoy!


Cooking Tip

Besides the Kashi® GOLEAN Crunch Cereal, all other ingredients can be modified. Replace the regular peanut butter with crunchy, or with almond butter for a more mellow flavor. The honey can be swapped for agave nectar or maple syrup for different levels of sweetness and flavor. This recipe can be halved to make 12 bars instead.


Performance Fact

Kashi® GOLEAN Crunch Cereal is a fortified cereal packed full of B vitamins and iron which help with increasing the availability of energy to working muscle. The enzymes in tart cherries have been shown to reduce joint and muscle pain by decreasing inflammation that leads to swelling and irritation. Tart cherries have also been shown to help improve sleep quality in athletes.