Hiker bars

Yield: 1 batch

Measure Ingredient
½ cup Peanut butter, chunky
⅓ cup Butter
2 mediums Bananas, (mashed)
½ cup Molasses
1 cup Sugar
2 teaspoons Vanilla
4 Eggs
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
¼ teaspoon Ginger
⅔ cup Flour, whole-wheat
1⅓ cup Flour, white
4 cups Kellogg's Special K cereal (crushed)
1 teaspoon Baking powder
¼ teaspoon Baking soda
½ teaspoon Salt
6 ounces Chocolate chips
1 cup Peanuts, salted (chopped)
8 ounces Dates, chopped (or fewer)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Then by hand: In a large bowl cream together peanut butter and butter. Mix in bananas, molasses, sugar and vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each egg.

Stir in the cereal. Sift together dry ingredients and mix into batter. Add chips, peanuts and dates. Pour batter into greased 9 x 13 pan. Bake in preheated 350 degree F. oven for 35 to 45 minutes.

Cut into bars.

NOTES:

* Caloric, filling and tasty bars for the trail -- These bars give a flavorful and filling treat along the trail. The recipe came from Ben Branch of AT&T Bell Labs at Columbus (cbdkc1!blb). Yield: 24 to 48 bars.

* If by food processor: Yield: Cream butters in processor. Add cut-up bananas and blend..

* Add molasses, sugar, vanilla. Blend. Add eggs. Blend.

* Pour batter into large bowl and stir in sifted dry ingredients.

Stir in other ingredients, one at a time. Continue as above.

: Difficulty: easy to moderate.

: Time: ½ to 1 hour work; 1 hour waiting.

: Precision: approximate measurement OK.

: John Daleske

: AT&T Bell Laboratories, Columbus, Ohio : {ihnp4,cbosgd,desoto}!cbdkc1!daleske : Copyright (C) 1986 USENET Community Trust

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