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LYDIA’S DATE NUT KRISPIES BARS

LYDIA’S DATE NUT KRISPIES BARS

 3 Tablespoons             Butter (do not substitute)

10 oz.                             Marshmallows

8 oz.                            *Dates, pitted and chopped (can use the pre-chopped version for ease in preparation)

Optional: ½ cup        Almonds sliced or pecans chopped small

1 teaspoon                   Vanilla extract

4 cups                          Rice cereal (Kellogg’s Rice Krispies is the brand I use)

¼ cup                          Wheat germ (honey toasted is best, but can use either kind)

 

Spray baking pan with cooking spray.  9”x13”x2”

In a large kettle, melt together the butter, marshmallows and dates, stirring often. Add vanilla extract and mix well.  Add cereal, wheat germ and nuts, mix until all are coated. Remove from heat and spread in prepared pan. Tip: if you spray your hands and/or plastic spatula, generously with cooking spray, the mixture does not stick to your hands or spatula.

Cool in the refrigerator until set.  Cut and enjoy. These bars can be stored at room temperature once set. They are easier to cut at room temperature.

I created this to make a healthier and more flavorful version of the standard Rice Krispie’s Bars, with the added dates, nuts and wheat germ.

* You could also use chopped pitted prunes or raisins (I recommend chopping them a bit so the bars are easier to cut). Other dried fruits can be used, as desired.

Lydia Critchley

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 1 hour
Servings
depends on size of bar as cut
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 1 hour
Servings
depends on size of bar as cut
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