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Gluten-Free Chocolate Chex Power Sticks Breakfast Bars

Posted Jan 08 2010 12:00am

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 (I used Jif Natural Creamy Peanut Butter )

3 Tbs. Honey (I used 1 1/2 Tbs. Agave Nectar this time… it worked out GREAT!)

2/3 cup Crushed Chocolate Chex cereal

1/3 cup Nonfat Dry Milk Powder (could use a non-dairy powdered milk too)

  • 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," maybe "logs" would be more suitable, LOL!

Wrap individually in wax paper and there you have it!

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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