O.H. M.Y. G.O.S.H.
That is all any of us could say after we tried these, they are that yummy! Think Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Power Sticks, just lighter on the chocolate.
Luke nearly hyperventilated.
I have my very good friend Mary to thank for this recipe, a variation she came up with for her son, K.B. Mary and I were talking last night while she was making the regular Power Sticks but with Rice Chex because she is trying to remove corn from K.B.’s diet. She was also using Vance’s Darifree (potato milk powder) in place of the regular powdered milk. Apparently, this is a pretty good dairy-free milk substitute as K.B. has given it a 7 out of 10 and he has not exactly embraced most of his dietary changes. So I ordered some today for myself! Anyway, Mary, you ROCK for thinking this one up!
Chocolate Chex has peanut flour in it, so if you have a peanut allergy, don’t waste your time looking for this particular flavor of Chex (in case you didn’t know this already) to use with Sunbutter. However, the texture of the crushed Chex cereal worked very well, so using Rice or Corn Chex with Sunbutter would be a great option!
Chocolate Chex Power Sticks Breakfast Bars
1/2 cup Peanut Butter (or Sunbutter if you use a peanut-free cereal)
3 Tbs. Honey (I used 1 1/2 Tbs. Agave Nectar this time… it worked out GREAT!)
2/3 cup Crushed Chocolate Chex cereal (or other gluten free cereal)
1/3 cup Nonfat Dry Milk Powder (or non-dairy powdered milk, Carol Fenster also recommends using almond flour in equal parts as a powdered milk substitute in her book, Cooking Free : 200 Flavorful Recipes for People with Food Allergies and Multiple Food Sensitivities)
- Mix everything together in a bowl. Form into 6 sticks and wrap individually in wax paper.
- I store mine in an airtight container in the freezer.
I put the cereal in a bag then crushed with a rolling pin
Form “sticks” (or other shape) and wrap individually in wax paper.
I will be taking the weekend off. We are going to a wedding in Santa Fe tomorrow, where we will be “brown bagging it” to the reception, well, not really brown bagging it per se, but the caterer cannot accommodate our dietary restrictions so we will be getting take-out from the famous Coyote Cafe (See page 259 of the 4th edition of Triumph Dining’s The Essential Gluten-Free Restaurant Guide, an absolute must if you are new the the gluten-free diet. I have had all 4 versions and they just keep getting better and better!).
Sunday, I will be suiting up to play “Farmer Jane.” Mike and I are tearing out the grass from half of our back yard to start our new adventure in gardening! We have long been interested in growing our own fruits and vegetables but have never been motivated beyond the “thinking of it” stage! After playing Farmville on Facebook for a few months now, we finally feel ready! Just kidding.
Mike and I have been watching some compelling films like Food, Inc. and King Corn, as well as reading The Omnivore’s Dilemma and researching the Slow Food Movement, and we feel it is time for us to take the next step. Not sure how it will work out, we have a combined Zero in the green thumb department between the two of us but Mike’s dad is on his way to becoming a Master Gardener, so we are planning on using his expertise quite a bit!
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