Nutrition and Fitness

Peanut Butter Bars

Note: This recipe is for people following a vegetarian diet, but may include dairy or other animal-based ingredients that may not fit in with vegan or some other vegetarian diets.

This is a delicious dessert. Bring it to your next school function!

Prep time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • ¼ c. margarine
  • 1 10 oz. package marshmallows (gelatin-free)
  • 6 c. puffed rice cereal
  • ½ c. peanut butter chips
  • ½ c. chocolate chips
  • ½ c. peanuts, chopped
  • nonstick cooking spray

Directions:

  1. Coat a baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt margarine and marshmallows over low heat, stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove the saucepan from heat and stir in the remaining ingredients.
  4. Stir until all ingredients are well coated.
  5. Press this mixture into the baking pan.
  6. Chill the mixture in the refrigerator and cut into 2 x 1½ inch bars.

Serves: 36

Serving size: one 2 x 1½ inch bar

Nutritional analysis (per serving):
94 calories
2 g protein
4 g fat
2 g sat. fat
14 g carbohydrate
1 mg cholesterol
0 g fiber
80 mg sodium
11 mg calcium
0.3 mg iron

Note: Nutritional analysis may vary depending on ingredient brands used.

Variations and suggestions:
The leftovers should be stored in an airtight container.

Reviewed by: Allison Brinkley, RD, LD/N



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