... Making a better snack bar 2!
a rice, bran, peanut butter, chocolate and pistachio bar!


Have you ever noticed how many of the things we buy contain high fructose corn syrup and other nasty stuff?
I won't get on my preachy hat too much... but I wanted to find a way to make some of my favorite high
fiber 100 calorie-ish snack bars without the stuff that I shouldn't be eating!

Well, there are a lot of do-it-yourself snack bars on the net and Laura found a few but all contained
objectionable items. I suggested to Laura that we could make a quick substitution by taking out the
suggested corn syrup and replacing it with honey ( that we buy at our local farmers market). The bar is
the kind of high carbohydrate bar low in fats and protein that I enjoy... so we'll be doing some final tweaking
 before we call it a day... but here is what we have so far...


microwaving the honey and mixing the
peanut butter thoroughly

high fiber cereal

mixing all the dry ingredients

15 regular 
 Bran cereal
 1/2 cup

 Puffed crispie RICE   
2 cup
 Old-fashioned oats, rolled oats
 1 cup

Honey :)
 1/2 cup
Oat bran, raw
 1/4 cup
Peanut butter, smooth style, with salt
 2 tbsp

1 1/4 cups

mini chocolate chips
3 oz


Salt, table
 1/4 tsp

 2 tbsp, whole
 Cinnamon, ground  
 1/2 tsp
Wheat bran, crude
 1/4 cup (58g)


Toast oats in 350 degree oven for 15 mins.

Combine peanut butter and honey, warm in microwave.

Add oats and other dry ingredients in large bowl.

 Add honey and peanut butter.

Add marshmallows and microwave for one min.

Turn into greased 9X13 pan.

Cool and cut into 24 bars. ( 6 x 4)


wrap & refrigerate

Approximate caloric content per bar:




3 oz. of mini chocolate chips



cutting the marshmallows in thirds

chopping the pistachios

adding all the dry ingredients together

adding the honey and peanut butter to the dry ingredients

spread marshmallows evenly & microwave
 for 1 minute


cutting the sections

reforming the bars



Stay tuned as we will be continuing to investigate many more fun combinations!