Thursday, February 10, 2011

Trail Mix Treat Bars

We made these this morning and they turned out really well! It's kind of a cross between Rice Krispy Treats and Trail Mix.

Trail Mix Treat Bars

4 tbsp. butter
1/3 cup nutella
2 tbsp peanut butter
1 cup light karo syrup (scant - just under a cup)
cinnamon and/or vanilla to taste (I did about 2 tsp vanilla a 1 tsp cinnamon)
4 cups honey/nut O's
2 cups crisp rice cereal
1 cup quick cooking rolled oats
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup dried fruits (I used a combo of raisins and cranberries)

Melt butter, nutella, peanut butter, karo and spices in a large pot until all ingredients are combined and smooth. Remove pot from heat. Add all other ingredients and stir quickly until all dry ingredients are coated evenly. Pour into a greased sheet cake pan, press mixture down until evenly spread out and allow to cool. Cut into squares and enjoy!

As you can see below, I lined my pan with wax paper. What you can't see is that I did not grease it and had several squares that I had to throw out because the paper stuck to them. :-/

You could add just about any variety of ingredients and I think it would taste pretty good.

Hope you enjoy!


Nathalie said...

I didn't know you blogged! How did I not know this! I really can't wait to try this recipe. My cupboards are quite bare and I need to get a few ingredients first. These look so yummy!

Kelly Rose said...

As you can see this is my first post in just about a year. I am hoping that with my recent decrease in work responsibility that I can do more. :)