Wake-Up Espresso Cereal Bars

In only 20 minutes, you can put together a pan of crunchy no-bake bars.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 2 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 12

Ingredients

1/2
cup corn syrup
1/3
cup packed brown sugar
2
teaspoons instant espresso coffee granules or instant coffee granules
2
teaspoons boiling water
1/2
cup creamy peanut butter
2
cups Basic 4™ cereal
1
cup broken pretzel sticks
  • 1 Butter bottom and sides of 8-inch square pan.
  • 2 In 3-quart saucepan, heat corn syrup and brown sugar to boiling over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. In small bowl, stir coffee granules into boiling water until dissolved; stir into corn syrup mixture along with peanut butter until smooth. Add cereal and pretzels, stirring until evenly coated.
  • 3 Press evenly in pan. Let stand about 2 hours or until set. For bars, cut into 4 rows by 3 rows. Store covered.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Bar
    Calories
    190
    (
    Calories from Fat
    50),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    6g
    6%
    (Saturated Fat
    1g,
    1%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    0mg
    0%;
    Sodium
    160mg
    160%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    29g
    29%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    15g
    15%
    ),
    Protein
    4g
    4%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    8%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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