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Backpacker Bars

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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!

Updated July 5, 2006

Ingredients

  • 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

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. 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.

  • One cup chopped walnuts instead of the peanuts gives these satisfying bars a slightly different flavor.
  • 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
235
Calories from Fat
110
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12 g
Saturated Fat
3 g
Cholesterol
15 mg
Sodium
240 mg
Potassium
120 mg
Total Carbohydrate
29 g
Dietary Fiber
2 g
Protein
4 g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Fruit; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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