Peanut Butter Trail Mix Bars! Salty meets sweet in this week’s portable treat. Positively packed with healthy fats and good carbohydrates (a mix of both quick-release AND slow-digesting carbs) that you can use to fuel all those outdoor adventures.
This no bake recipe comes together quick and makes twenty bars. TWENTY. A whole tray of happy grab-n-go treats.
Crunchy toasted almonds and crisp little pepitas are mixed together with sweet dried cranberries and tart dried cherries. Folded together with brown rice cereal, melted peanut butter, coconut oil, and some unbeatably gooey, sweet MARSHMALLOWS.
Yep. You read that correctly. Because this treat is as sensible as it is downright shameless.
I will admit that this recipe essentially consists of my favorite trail mix ingredients and a few big spoonfuls of peanut butter combined with my go-to rice krispie treat recipe. Mixed together, pressed into a sheet pan, and then cut into rectangles so that I could call it a bar. Merging dessert and semi-sensible snack all into one.
Yes, I did that. And I liked it. A LOT.
Perhaps on the verge of too much. As in the batch did not last far from when these were made and photographed, to when I wrote this post. All gobbled up in the name of blog research….