- White sugar ¼ cup • 392 kcal
- Honey ¾ cup
- Creamy peanut butter ½ cup
- puffed rice or rice Krispies breakfast cereal 3 cups
- Olive oil ¼ teaspoon, to grease the dish
These crunchy bars are just heavenly! I loved this recipe for the simple reason that I was able to create a fantastic snack bar with a few basic ingredients and minimum time an efforts involved.
In fact, this is one of the few very easy to create recipe that the kids can work upon. So, during the long school break, you may involve your child in to some creative job and use the free time in doing something constructive, which will help the little ones get comfortable to the lovely art of cooking. Oh! This dish can be a convenient bait for the lazy adults too who are interested to cook but never attempt because of the long confusing recipe directions.
In short, this is a perfect beginner’s recipe!
And, I find these bars pretty good alternative to chocolates and sugary desserts. You may also reduce the quantity of white sugar added by half and honey to ½ a cup, in case you prefer less sweetened food products.
Grease a small dish with raised edges and even base. Add the sugar and honey to a medium sized pan. Transfer the pan over low flame and cook the mixture while stirring continuously until the sugar dissolves and caramel starts to boil.
Remove the pan from heat and stir in creamy peanut butter to it. Mix the peanut butter with caramel until it is well combined and smooth in consistency. Add the puffed rice to peanut butter mixture and mix everything well until the rice flakes are evenly coated with caramel mixture.
Quickly transfer mixture in to the greased pan and use lightly greased palm of your hand to smoothen and even out the peanut butter mixture from the top.
Let the mixture set for about 10 minutes or until it cools down completely. Remove the peanut butter slab from the dish, cut the mixture in to bars of even size and enjoy!
Do not over cook the sugar and honey mixture or cook it on high flame as sugar tends to burn very quickly. You have to extra careful while cooking the sugar and honey mixture particularly when the mixture starts to bubble or boil. Transfer the mixture in to the greased dish quickly else the mixture tends to solidify and set very fast.
Nutritional information (per serving): 95 Calories, 3.3g Total fat (0.7g Saturated fat, 0.9g Polyunsaturated fat, 1.6g Monounsaturated fat), 0mg Cholesterol, 30.2mg Sodium, 50.9mg Potassium, 16.1g Total carbohydrates (0.4g Dietary fiber, 13.6g Sugars), 1.8g Protein