Peanut Butter Bars

 Note: This recipe is for anyone following a vegetarian (meat-free) diet.

This is a delicious dessert. Bring it to your next school event!

Prep time: 30 minutes


  • 1/4 c. margarine
  • 1 10-oz. package marshmallows (gelatin-free)
  • 6 c. puffed rice cereal
  • 1/2 c. peanut butter chips
  • 1/2 c. chocolate chips
  • 1/2 c. peanuts, chopped


  • knife (you'll need help from your adult assistant)
  • measuring cups
  • stove (you'll need help from your adult assistant)


  1. Coat pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt margarine and marshmallows over low heat, stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in remaining ingredients.
  4. Stir until well coated.
  5. Press mixture into pan.
  6. Chill in refrigerator and cut into 2 x 1.5 inch bars.

Serves: 36

Serving size: one 2 x 1.5 inch bar

Nutritional analysis (per serving):
94 calories
2 g protein
4 g fat
2 g sat. fat
14 g carbohydrate
1 mg cholesterol
80 mg sodium
11 mg calcium
0.3 mg iron
0 g fiber

Note: Nutritional analysis may vary depending on ingredient brands used.

Variations and suggestions:
The leftovers should be stored in an airtight container.

Reviewed by: Allison Brinkley, RD, LD/N
Date reviewed: March 2009

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