As I mentioned in the last post, I have been listening to “The First 40 Miles” podcast, I am finally getting to trying out the trail bars they mentioned in episode 2. I had to put my own spin on it of course, and it turned out amazing. The only problem is making sure I still have some left before I hit the trail! Here is the recipe I put together:
1/2 cup crisp rice cereal
2 1/2 cups nuts and seeds
1/2 cup dried cranberries
Mix above ingredients in one bowl
2 Tbls butter
2 Tbls almond butter
2 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
1/2 tsp salt
Place all the rest of the ingredients into a sauce pan and heat until all the marshmallows are melted. Once melted, add the dry ingredients to the sauce pan and mix until all the dry ingredients are well coated (not as easy as it sounds). The wet ingredients start to harden right away and this gets to be tough work.
Grease the bottom of a 7×11 bake dish and press the mixture into the bottom. I used parchment paper on top to keep things from sticking to my fingers. Press it in well, so the bars are as dense as possible. Wait for them to cool and cut them into bars. Very easy!