These bars taste like a Rice Krispie® treat with peanut butter! And, with 1/3 cup of flaxseed, they pack a punch of energy to get you through your day! Watch as Donna from our Blues Café kitchen puts together these no-bake peanut butter power bars. BCBSKS members – this recipe and more can be found in the WebMD portal in your Blue Access® account!

Ingredients:

  • Canola cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon butter or canola margarine
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat smooth peanut butter
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows, lightly packed
  • 1 cup low-fat granola
  • 1 cup Rice Krispies cereal (or other puffed rice cereal)
  • 1/3 cup ground golden flaxseed (golden flax works better in this recipe)

Preparation:

  1. Coat an 8×8-inch baking pan with canola cooking spray. Put the butter, peanut butter, and marshmallows into a medium-sized microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 30 seconds, or until mixture is just melted. Stir to blend.
  2. Microwave again briefly if the mixture isn’t melted or smooth. Then stir in granola, puffed rice and flaxseed.
  3. Spread the mixture in the prepared pan, flattening it evenly with a sheet of waxed paper. Let it cool completely before cutting into 8 equal-sized bars.

Yield: 8 bars

Nutritional Information:

Per serving: 207 calories, 5.5 g protein, 31 g carbohydrate, 8 g of fat (2 g saturated fat, 1 g monounsaturated fat, 1.8 g polyunsaturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 3 g fiber, 174 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 35%. Omega 3 fatty acids = 1 g, Omega 6 fatty acids = 0.7 g.

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