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Espresso Cereal Bars

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Looking for a crunchy dessert? Check out this no-bake bar made using Basic 4® cereal.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 20 min
  • 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

Directions

  • 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 Info

The Quick Take:

  • Calories 190
  • Fat 6g
  • Saturated Fat 1g
  • Sodium 180mg

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
180mg
180%;
Total Carbohydrate
30g
30%
(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.

Did You Know?

Expert Tips

Try adding 1/4 cup dried cranberries, chopped dried cherries or chopped dried apricots to these bars.

You can increase or decrease the amount of coffee in these bars based on your personal preference.

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We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 07/24/2012. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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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
180mg
180%;
Total Carbohydrate
30g
30%
(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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