HIKER-BARS(A)            USENET Cookbook            HIKER-BARS(A)


     HIKER-BARS - Caloric, filling, and tasty bars for the trail

     These bars give a flavorful and filling treat along the
     trail.  The recipe came from Ben Branch of AT&T Bell Labs at
     Columbus (cbdkc1!blb).

INGREDIENTS (24 to 48 bars)
     1/2 cup   chunky peanut butter
     1/3 cup   butter
     2         medium bananas, (mashed)
     1/2 cup   molasses
     1 cup     sugar
     2 tsp     vanilla
     4         eggs
     1 tsp     cinnamon
     1/4 tsp   ginger
     2/3 cup   whole wheat flour
     1 1/3 cup white flour
     4 cups    Kellogg's Special K cereal (crushed)
     1 tsp     baking powder
     1/4 tsp   baking soda
     1/2 tsp   salt
     6 oz      chocolate chips
     1 cup     salted peanuts (chopped)
     6-8 oz    dates (chopped)

          (1)  Preheat oven to 350 deg. F.  In a large bowl cream
               together peanut butter and butter. Mix in bananas,
               molasses, sugar, and vanilla.

          (2)  Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each

          (3)  Stir in the cereal.  Sift together dry ingredients
               and mix into batter.  Add chips, peanuts, and

          (4)  Pour batter into greased 9x13 pan.

          (5)  Bake in preheated 350 deg. F oven for 35 to 45
               minutes. Cut into bars.

PROCEDURE With food processor
          (1)  Cream butters in processor.  Add cut-up bananas
               and blend.

          (2)  Add molasses, sugar, vanilla.  Blend.

          (3)  Add eggs.  Blend.

          (4)  Pour batter into large bowl and stir in sifted dry

          (5)  Stir in other ingredients, one at a time.  Con-
               tinue with step 4, above.

     Difficulty: easy to moderate.  Time: 1/2 to 1 hour work; 1
     hour waiting.  Precision: approximate measurement OK.

     John Daleske
     AT&T Bell Laboratories, Columbus, Ohio
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