Puffy Grain Chewy Bars

This is one of my son’s favorites and is a great alternative for the rice crispies treats with marshmallows, which is loaded with sugar.

This is one of my son’s favorites and is a great alternative for the rice crispies treats with marshmallows, which is loaded with sugar.

Makes 12  4”x4” bars

Ingredients:

1 cup each: puffed kamut, puffed brown rice, and puffed millet

1/2 cup peanut butter or almond butter

1/2 cup honey

1 tsp. molasses, black-strap

Preparation:

Put the cereal in a big bowl.

Heat the honey, peanut butter and molasses together.  Pour into cereal mixture, working quickly to get it mixed.

Press firmly into a greased 13” x 9” pan.

Let sit for as long as you can wait (the longer the harder) and then dig in.

Cooking Notes:

Variations of a theme.  Try using brown rice crispies in place of the puffed rice, and toasting the millet and kamut on a cookie sheet (425º oven till toasted) for a crispy texture instead.

For more variety, use this recipe as a base and add raisins, chopped dates or chopped nuts.  We tried throwing in chocolate chips [I use carob chips] but they do get kinda melty.

(From Healthy Foods Cookbook by Leanne Ely)

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