Julia isn't feeling well and doesn't have much of an appetite. I thought I might tempt her tummy with this tasty, healthy treat. I just took them out of the oven a little while ago and I tried a sample. They are very good. These aren't the typical decadent bars I am known for posting. They definitely have a "healthy flare" to them in their taste and texture. But that isn't a bad thing. They are dense and tasty.
the nutritional info below is correct and the bars are very good-sized. (I just used a half cup of chips to keep them healthier, but the stats below are for the full cup.)
I have only tried them warm and I haven't given a taste to Julia yet, so I will report back later with some further reviews...
* Exported from MasterCook *
Peanut Butter-Banana Crispy Rice Bars
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Serving Size : 15 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Desserts
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
1 cup Rice Krispies«
2 ripe bananas -- mashed
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup natural peanut butter
1/4 cup canola oil
1 large egg
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9x13-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
2 In a mixing bowl, whisk together all-purpose flour, pastry flour, wheat germ and salt. Stir in cereal.
3 In a food processor, combine bananas, sugar, brown sugar, peanut butter, oil, egg and vanilla. Pour this mixture over the dry ingredients and stir just to blend. Stir in chocolate chips.
4 Spread the batter in the prepared pan. Bake until set and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 25 minutes. (Mine were done in 20 minutes.)
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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 250 Calories; 9g Fat (32.0% calories from fat); 5g Protein; 40g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 12mg Cholesterol; 63mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Fat; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.