After 5 years of being a stay-at-home mom, I found the wonder of mothering slowly starting to get crowded out by the mundane feeling. I realized our world seems to surround people with the negative, and complaining about blessings seems totally acceptable. So I decided to fight against that "normalcy" and focus only on the positive. I look back to my first year as a mom when everything was new and keeping house was fun and I aim to have that attitude again. This blog is my outlet to showcase the daily miracles that surround me in my blessed life as a stay-at-home mom so that I will never forget the wonder of it all.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Sister in Law's Powerbar Recipe

My sister in law is a personal trainer and health nut.  We tried going gluten free while I was trying to figure out some thyroid problems, and she shared this recipe with me, which is her favorite gluten free snack.  We are no longer doing a gluten free diet thanks to new thyroid medications that are working miracles, but I still love to make this snack.  One of my New Year's resolutions will be to bake more of our common needs such as breakfast food, bread, and snacks.  The snack baking kinda stumped me so I'm glad to have this healthy recipe to add to my baking list.  It's so easy, the kids love it, and its great to throw in the diaper bag for anywhere snacking.  Of course, Kian can't enjoy it for another year yet as it has honey in it.  Anyways, here's the recipe;

Rice Cereal Peanut Butter Bars

7 Cups rice cereal
2 Cups dried fruit
1 Cup nuts
1 1/2 Cups peanut butter
1 1/2 Cups honey
1 tsp. vanilla

Boil peanut butter, honey, and vanilla in saucepan.  Mix together rice cereal, nuts, and fruit.  Mix all ingredients together until everything sticks.  Add more honey if needed.  Put mixture in a 9x13 pan and smash down well.  Place in the refrigerator for 20 minutes or until set.  Take out of 9x13 and cut into squares.  Keep them refrigerated to keep their stiff consistency.

And since it's almost Christmas, I can't help but think that these pretty little bars would make a nice handmade treat for neighbors and friends.  A little switch from the same old cookies. 

I hope you try them and enjoy!

1 comment:


    This bread is DELICIOUS! and sooo so easy. I always have some dough in the fridge these days. Thanks for the power bar recipe, I've been meaning to ask Ness for it. :) Merry Christmas!