Appetizers, Snacks, Dips, Salsa & Spreads

No-Bake Peanut Butter Power Bars Recipe


  • Canola cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon butter or canola margarine
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat smooth peanut butter
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows, lightly packed
  • 1 cup low-fat granola
  • 1 cup Rice Krispies cereal (or other puffed rice cereal)
  • 1/3 cup ground golden flaxseed (golden flax works better in this recipe)


  1. Coat an 8x8-inch baking pan with canola cooking spray. Put the butter, peanut butter, and marshmallows into a medium-sized microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 30 seconds, or until mixture is just melted. Stir to blend.
  2. Microwave again briefly if the mixture isn't melted or smooth. Then stir in granola, puffed rice and flaxseed.
  3. Spread the mixture in the prepared pan, flattening it evenly with a sheet of waxed paper. Let it cool completely before cutting into 8 equal-sized bars.

8 bars

Nutritional Information:
Per serving: 207 calories, 5.5 g protein, 31 g carbohydrate, 8 g of fat ( 2 g saturated fat, 1 g monounsaturated fat, 1.8 g polyunsaturated fat) , 4mg cholesterol, 3 g fiber, 174 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 35%. Omega 3 fatty acids = 1 g, Omega 6 fatty acids = 0.7 g.

SOURCE: © 2005 Elaine Magee
From The Flax Cookbook by Elaine Magee, MPH, RD (Marlowe & Co.)

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Last Editorial Review: 3/22/2006

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