Well, y’all, I don’t know what I was thinking last week. Between moving and everyone around me sick, I got confused on my weeks. We are NOT beginning our new TMTT over At the Well this week. We start our new journey with At The Well NEXT WEEK. We will be At The Well, every 2nd Tuesday of the month. Sorry for the confusion. It has been another interesting week. After Grace was finally better from her stomach flu – she became ill with a rather nasty virus. (Yep, I am sure she acquired it at our church. She had not been anywhere else. ) Anyway, she ran a high fever (102 -104) for 6 days. Today is our first day with no fever. We are thankful for this! Needless to say, I think we need to work on building up our immune system at this house! I admit, I am not someone familiar with pro-biotics, organic foods, etc. You get the idea. So, if any of you super smart and healthy moms want to weigh in on this subject, I would love to hear from you!
With that in mind, I found this recipe, yesterday while perusing through my latest purchase. I rarely buy magazines from the check-out lane at the grocery store. However, while waiting in line at Walmart, I saw the September issue of Taste of Home’s Simple & Delicious mag. It stated, “Our Best 30-minues menus Every!” Well, I wanted to check out those recipes! There are many GREAT recipes. I have already picked out several to try in the next two weeks. Also in the magazine was a recipe for “Chewy Energy Bars”, page 47. The recipe looks easy, tasty, and something my family would enjoy. I like the recipe calls for toasted wheat germ, old-fashioned oats, and peanut butter. All great ingredients. I hope you enjoy.
I made the bars, this afternoon. They are great! Such a simple recipe. These bars would be perfect to add to your child’s lunch box (unless there is a peanut or gluten allergy).
Chewy Energy Bars
- 2 1/2 cups crisp rice cereal
- 2 cups old-fashioned oats
- 1/4 cup toasted wheat germ
- 1 cup corn syrup
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
In large bowl, combine cereal, oats, and toasted wheat germ. (I did not have toasted wheat germ. So, I first toasted my wheat germ on large cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 5 minutes.) In a small sauce pain, combine corn syrup, peanut butter, and brown sugar. Cook over medium heat until peanut butter melted. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Pour over ceraal mixture; mix well.
Pour into greased 9 inch square pan (I used a 9×13 pan and it was just fine.) Gently press cereal mixture evenly into pan. Cool completely. Cut into bars.
REMEMBER, NEXT WEEK WE MEET AT THE WELL. I will remind you – promise.
Now, don’t forget to share some healthy ideas for me and the family.