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Wake-Up Espresso Cereal Bars

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Wake-Up Espresso Cereal Bars
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 2 hr 20 min
  • Servings 12
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In only 20 minutes, you can put together a pan of crunchy no-bake bars.
Updated May 12, 2010

Ingredients

  • 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

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Try adding 1/4 cup dried cranberries, chopped dried cherries or chopped dried apricots to these bars.
  • tip 2
    You can increase or decrease the amount of coffee in these bars based on your personal preference.

Nutrition

190 Calories, 6g Total Fat, 4g Protein, 29g Total Carbohydrate, 15g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
190
Calories from Fat
50
Total Fat
6g
9%
Saturated Fat
1g
6%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
160mg
7%
Potassium
125mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
29g
10%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
15g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
8%
8%
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 Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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