This is a good recipe for a substitute to power bars, that's easy and tasty.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Line one 9x13 inch pan with foil and spray with a non-stick cooking spray.

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  • Boil sugar, syrup, and peanut butter in saucepan for a minute. Not more or the bars will be impossible to eat. Add the grape nuts and stir. Immediately spread into the prepared pan. Let cool and cut into bars. Great snacks!

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Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

183 calories; 3.2 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 173 mg sodium. 37.2 g carbohydrates; 4.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (28)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2008
I have to revise my review. I originally made this recipe with oatmeal intead of Grape Nuts and really liked it. I have since made it with the Grape Nuts and also like it that way. One modification I have done is cut the sugar in half and used half honey in lieu of half the corn syrup. Comes out great either with oatmeal or Grape Nuts. Oatmeal version is softer more like a traditional Power Bar; Grape Nuts is crunchier more like a dessert I think. Regardless of which way they're made they're great! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/09/2010
Too sweet. Serious crash after 2 hours. Should have enough honey (NOT corn syrup) to hold together. Read More
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34 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2008
I have to revise my review. I originally made this recipe with oatmeal intead of Grape Nuts and really liked it. I have since made it with the Grape Nuts and also like it that way. One modification I have done is cut the sugar in half and used half honey in lieu of half the corn syrup. Comes out great either with oatmeal or Grape Nuts. Oatmeal version is softer more like a traditional Power Bar; Grape Nuts is crunchier more like a dessert I think. Regardless of which way they're made they're great! Read More
(37)
Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2008
I have to revise my review. I originally made this recipe with oatmeal intead of Grape Nuts and really liked it. I have since made it with the Grape Nuts and also like it that way. One modification I have done is cut the sugar in half and used half honey in lieu of half the corn syrup. Comes out great either with oatmeal or Grape Nuts. Oatmeal version is softer more like a traditional Power Bar; Grape Nuts is crunchier more like a dessert I think. Regardless of which way they're made they're great! Read More
(37)
Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2004
I am a tweaker I admit it. I tweaked these because all that grape nuts sounded a little boring. I used 1 cup of grape nuts & enough chopped walnuts sunflower seeds & chocolate chips to make up the other 1 cup. You have to mix quickly though the syrup mixture hardens pretty fast. These were delish! Read More
(23)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2011
These are so good however I reduce the amount of karo syrup and use mostly honey in its place. I also used turbinado (raw) sugar instead and used half oats and half grapenuts. I sprinkled the top with chocolate chips. This is a filling and delicious snack bar and so easy to make--better than power bars. I love this recipe. Thanks for sharing. Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
02/22/2008
My family loved it. Even my toddler. Save your self some time spray your pot and spoon with baking spray its keeps everything from sticking and makes it easier to spread in the pan. I added some chocolate chips after putting it in the pan before it completely cooled. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2003
Wonderful! They tasted better than the original and cost much less. I didn't have grapenuts so I used oatmeal and fiber one cereal. Worked great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2009
My sons LOVE these! I did add extra peanut butter and I used brown sugar. YUMMY! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2009
Great recipe...My second batch I did have grape nuts and half rolled oats. I liked that even better! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/16/2010
Very good- very "peanutty"- To reduce calories I used Splenda sugar blend (1/2 cup) reduced corn syrup by half and added 1/2 cup honey (next time I will try agave syrup since it is better for you than all of that). Added 1/2 cup wheat germ and next time I will try to add in some protein powder and powdered milk (to increase calcium). I will also try dried cherries. Overall my 9 and 5 year olds chowed them down as did my hubby so I like this recipe! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2006
This was great as my hubby loves grapenuts. I made it and added 1 cup of choped dates and it is yummy. A must make many more times. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/09/2010
Too sweet. Serious crash after 2 hours. Should have enough honey (NOT corn syrup) to hold together. Read More
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