Wake-Up Espresso Cereal Bars

Wake-Up Espresso Cereal Bars

In only 20 minutes, you can put together a pan of crunchy no-bake bars.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

2:20

Hrs:Mins

Makes

12

bars

1/2
cup corn syrup
1/3
cup packed brown sugar
2
teaspoons instant espresso coffee granules or instant coffee granules
2
teaspoons boiling water
1/2
cup creamy peanut butter
2
cups Basic 4® cereal
1
cup broken pretzel sticks
  1. Butter bottom and sides of 8-inch square pan.
  2. In 3-quart saucepan, heat corn syrup and brown sugar to boiling over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. In small bowl, stir coffee granules into boiling water until dissolved; stir into corn syrup mixture along with peanut butter until smooth. Add cereal and pretzels, stirring until evenly coated.
  3. Press evenly in pan. Let stand about 2 hours or until set. For bars, cut into 4 rows by 3 rows. Store covered.
Makes 12 bars
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Tip
Try adding 1/4 cup dried cranberries, chopped dried cherries or chopped dried apricots to these bars.
You can increase or decrease the amount of coffee in these bars based on your personal preference.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Bar)
  • Calories 190
    • (Calories from Fat 50),
  • Total Fat 6g
    • (Saturated Fat 1g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 160mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 29g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 15g),
  • Protein 4g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.