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Rendezvous’s Trail Bars

Rendezvous’s Trail Energy Bars

The recipe is always variable, but here is the gist of it:

18 ounce jar of peanut butter
1 cup honey
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
1/2 bag of marshmallows (yes, the big bag in the grocery store)

Melt together and bring to rolling boil, boil for about two minutes. Remove from heat.

Stir in about 1 to 1 1/2 cups instant powdered milk until absorbed.

Add one box of favorite cereal–I’ve used granola, but for nutrition I prefer Kashi Go-Lean Crunch® or anything else with higher protein content.

Spread in 9 x 13 pan lined with wax paper. Allow to cool for about 10-15 minutes, then spread 1 cup of mini M & M’s® over the top and squish in and flatten out, using a piece of wax paper or a rubber spatula.

Cool for another half hour, cut into bars, allow to cool completely, break into bars and package individually in snack-size zip storage bags.

Version 2

Made a no-honey, lotsa chocolate version of my trail bars.

1 stick butter, 18 oz. jar peanut butter, 2 cups miniature marshmallows, 12 oz. bag semi-sweet chocolate morsels, 1/2 cup dutch process cocoa, 1 cup instant dry milk, 5 cups Kashi Go-Lean Crunch® cereal.

I only brought the mixture up to a boil but didn’t let it boil for a couple minutes as there wasn’t much sugar to set up, and with the relative low melting points of the chocolate and the butter I don’t think this version would be that great on the trail in July.

~Thank you to Rendezvous for the recipe.