Backpacker Bars

Backpacker Bars

These versatile bars are at home in lots of places. Try one for a quick energy boost, a brown-bag treat, an after-school snack or anytime--it's just plain good!

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

1:50

Hr:Mins

Makes

24

bars

1 1/2
cups Golden Grahams® cereal
3/4
cup granulated sugar
3/4
cup packed brown sugar
3/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
teaspoon vanilla
2
eggs
1 1/2
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
3/4
cup quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats
1
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
cup chopped peanuts
1
cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
2
tablespoons quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats
  1. Heat oven to 350ºF. Crush cereal. Mix sugars, butter, vanilla and eggs in large bowl. Stir in flour, cereal, 3/4 cup oats, the baking soda, baking powder and salt. Stir in 3/4 cup of the peanuts and 2/3 cup of the chocolate chips.
  2. Spread in ungreased rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup peanuts, remaining 1/3 cup chocolate chips and 2 tablespoons oats.
  3. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely, about 1 hour. For 24 bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows.
Makes 24 bars
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Substitution
One cup chopped walnuts instead of the peanuts gives these satisfying bars a slightly different flavor.
How-To
Place cereal in a plastic resealable food-storage bag or between sheets of waxed paper or plastic wrap; crush with a rolling pin. Or crush cereal in a blender or food processor.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Bar)
  • Calories 235
    • (Calories from Fat 110 ),
  • Total Fat 12 g
    • (Saturated Fat 3 g,),
  • Cholesterol 15 mg;
  • Sodium 240 mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 29 g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2 g,
  • Protein 4 g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 1 Fruit;
    • 2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.