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Chef Michelle: Everyone’s Cereal and Are-You-Nuts Bar
On February 3, 2011 @ 4:50 pm In All Articles
by Chef Michelle Austin 
Looking for a healthy-ingredient snack bar? Take an afternoon with the kids and put this together – then tuck it into a school lunch or serve it to the soccer team! Her recipe includes nut- and soy-free alternatives.
Everyone’s Cereal and Are-You-Nuts Bar
1 tbsp butter or margarine
2 cups mini marshmallows
1/2 cup all-natural peanut butter or soy nut butter (room temp)*
* nut- and soy-free alternative:
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil + ¼ cup apple sauce
3 cups of your favorite cereal crushed into small pieces– (Mine are Kashi Honey Flax or Toasted Berry Crumble)
2 tbsp sesame seeds
1/4 cup chopped almonds*
melt ¼ cup carob or dark chocolate chips
1. Spray 8” pan with cooking spray.
2. Microwave butter and marshmallows in large bowl for 30 seconds.
3. Stir; microwave 30 seconds more or until marshmallows are melted.
4. Reserve 2 tbsp peanut butter for frosting.
5. Stir remaining peanut butter into mixture.
6. Immediately add cereal – toss until well coated.
7. Press mixture into pan.
8. Microwave reserved 2 tbsp nut butter for 30 seconds; stir, then microwave another 30 seconds.
9. Pour over top of cereal mixture.
10. Sprinkle almonds over top (or drizzle melted carob chips).
11. Refrigerate for a minimum of 15 minutes.
Chef Michelle Austin  writes “All in Good Taste” for AANMA’s Allergy & Asthma Today  magazine. Founder of On Thyme Consulting and co-owner of Just to Please You Productions, she has also been a cocontributor to SOBeFiT  magazine. All menu concepts and recipes are prepared by Michelle exclusively for AANMA. Click here  to read more of Chef Michelle’s menus and recipes!
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URLs in this post:
 Chef Michelle Austin: http://www.aanma.org/publication/aat-subscription/chef-michelle
 Allergy & Asthma Today: http://www.aanma.org/publication/aat-subscription/
 SOBeFiT: http://www.sobefitmagazine.com/
 All in Good Taste: Raising the Bar on Breakfast: http://www.aanma.org/2012/09/all-in-good-taste-raising-the-bar-on-breakfast/
 Bring on the Holiday Yummies: http://www.aanma.org/2011/12/bring-on-the-holiday-yummies/
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