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Wake-Up Espresso Cereal Bars

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 2 hr 20 min
  • Servings 12

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

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

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  • 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.

Expert Tips

  • 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

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
190
Calories from Fat
50
% Daily Value
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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