• ½ cup peanuts, dry-roasted and salted
  • ½ cup sunflower seeds, roasted (or use more peanuts or other nuts)
  • ½ cup raisins, or other dried fruit
  • 2 cups oatmeal, old-fashioned or instant
  • 2 cups toasted rice cereal, such as Rice Krispies
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup wheat germ, (optional)


1. In a large bowl, mix together the peanuts, sunflower seeds, raisins, oatmeal, and toasted rice cereal (and wheat germ). Set aside.

2. In a medium microwaveable bowl, combine the peanut butter, brown sugar, and corn syrup. Microwave on high for 2 minutes. Add vanilla and stir until blended.

3. Pour the peanut butter mixture over the dry ingredients and stir until coated.

4. For squares, spoon the mixture into an 8" x 8" pan coated with cooking spray; for bars spoon it into a 9" x 13" pan. Press down firmly. (It helps to coat your fingers with margarine, oil, or cooking spray.)

5. Let stand for about an hour, then cut into squares or bars.


For variety, you can make this recipe with cashes and cashew butter, and/or add a variety of dried fruits (cranberries, cherries, and dates).

Nutritional Information
Calories per serving: 225
Carbohydrates: 30g
Protein: 6g
Fat: 9g
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