Hello friends...It's Tutorial Tuesday time! I'm joining up with Jennifer over at Hope Studios.
Ok...let's begin at the beginning. I'm a huge Shredded Wheat fan and the other morning I grabbed a fresh box from my pantry for some breakfast.
Upon opening the box, I noticed I had purchased the wrong type.
I had picked up the old fashioned large biscuits by mistake instead of the small mini ones.
Then I remembered one of my Dad's favorite snacks. He would love to have a bowl of Shredded Wheat with milk and sugar. He always enjoyed this with a slice of bread slathered with peanut butter.
So many great memories came flooding back. Good times with my Dad.
I really miss that man.
So I made the best of it and added some frozen blueberries and unsweetened chocolate almond milk.
The frozen berries chill the milk and it all gets frosty and slushy...YUM!
I love this stuff...no sugar, lot's of protein, vitamins and it tastes wonderful.
It makes fabulous smoothies.
As I'm enjoying my breakfast, I happen to look at the side of the cereal box. Are my memories of my Dad affecting my vision or is someone trying to tell me something?
The recipe on the box is for Grab n Go Peanut Butter Bars!!!!!
Peanut Butter Bars!!
A coincidence ...I don't think so.
I swear I could feel my Dad in the kitchen with me.
You know I just HAD to make these bars.
1. 1/2 cups brown sugar
2. 1/2 cups honey
3. 1/2 fat free peanut butter (I used crunchy)
4. 3 cups crushed shredded wheat
5. 3/4 cups raisins (I used dried cherries)
I also added sliced almonds
Put all but the cereal in a medium pot and cook until bubbly. Stirring occasionally.
Stir in the cereal, nuts and craisins.
I lined a square glass baking dish with waxed paper. Pat the mixture firmly in the pan.
Let this cool completely.
Slice these in the shape of granola bars and enjoy!
I must say, this recipe was so easy and quick. Next time I make them, I am adding some dark chocolate chips and maybe some coconut.
Wrap them in plastic and put them in lunch boxes. They make great energy snacks.
If your kids like chewy granola bars, they will love these!
See this Salvation Macy thrifty find. The next time you see her, she will be transformed.
Stay tuned for a beautiful reveal.
Until next time...be kind and stay creative.