Recipe: Shredded Wheat Peanut Butter Bars

This treat is perfect for kids’ lunch boxes – or your own. They’re easy enough to make, and you probably already have most of the ingredients handy in your pantry. Give them a try!

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2  cup maple syrup
1/2  cup peanut butter
3 1/2 cups spoon-size shredded wheat (coarsely crushed)
3/4 cup raisins

  • Mix the brown sugar, maple syrup and peanut butter in large microwavable bowl.
  • Microwave the mixture on high for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes or until bubbly at the edges.
  • Stir until blended. Add the shredded wheat and raisins and continue stirring.
  • Press the mixture into an oiled 8-inch-by-8-inch square pan.
  • Cool in the refrigerator for at least two hours. Store in an airtight container.

Optional ingredients:

  • Replace the raisins with dried cherries, dates or apricots.
  • Add a handful of your favourite nuts to the mixture when the shredded wheat is added.

Makes 16 squares
Posted by Jason Baker