Saturday, June 11, 2005


"Mighty Bites" Cereal Recipe

"Mighty Bites" cereal is Kashi's answer to the Kellogg's ubiquitous low-nutrition cereal for children. Is anyone interested in trying this recipe to make a healthier variant of crispy rice treats? Too bad I haven't tried it yet.

Mighty Bites™ No-Bake Peanut Butter & Jam Squares
Makes 24 servings.


1/2 cup No Sugar Added Real Fruit Jam (Your Favorite Flavor)
1/4 cup Evaporated Cane Juice Crystals or Raw Cane Sugar
1 Tablespoon Water
1/2 cup Natural Crunchy Peanut or Almond Butter
4 cups Kashi® Mighty Bites Cereal (either Honey Crunch or Cinnamon)
1/2 cup Peanuts or Almonds, Chopped
Optional Decorations: Chopped Nuts, Mini Chocolate Chips, Fruit Jam, Raisins, Dried Cranberries


In a large, microwave-safe glass bowl add jam, evaporated cane juice crystals and water. Mix together well, cover and microwave on high for 30 seconds. Remove plate and stir the mixture until smooth. Cover and microwave for another 30 seconds. Carefully remove the hot bowl from microwave (use hot pads). Stir peanut butter into hot jam mixture until completely combined. In a separate, large mixing bowl add the Mighty Bites cereal. Pour the peanut butter and jam mixture over the cereal and stir until the cereal is coated and the mixture sticks together. Spray a 13 x 9 inch size cake pan with nonstick cooking spray and pour the coated cereal mixture into the pan. Press down firmly into the bottom of the pan, spreading to the corners. Sprinkle the entire top evenly with the chopped peanuts and press them firmly into the cereal mixture. Refrigerate for 30 minutes then cut into 24 squares.

For an extra special fun treat, you can cut these bars into fun shapes using cookie cutters and decorate each of the shapes your own way.

Decoration Ideas: Sprinkle with extra chopped peanuts, mini chocolate chips, chopped dried fruit (such as raisins or dried cranberries) or top with a little bit of fruit jam or sliced fresh bananas for an extra special dessert or snack.

Nutrition Facts: Serving Size 1 square (30g), Calories 100, Calories from Fat 35, Total Fat 4g, Saturated Fat 0.5g, Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 50mg, Potassium 45mg, Total Carbohydrate 12g, Dietary Fiber 2g, Sugars 6g, Protein 3g, Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 6%, Calcium 2%, Iron 8%, Vitamin D 0%, Vitamin E 4%, Vitamin K 0%, Thiamin 6%, Riboflavin 4%, Niacin 10%, Vitamin B6 6%, Folate (Total) 8%, Vitamin B12 4%, Phosphorus 2%, Magnesium 6%, Zinc 4%.

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