Date: Wed, 27 Sep 1995 13:09:51 -0400
From: email@example.com (Tom Johnson)
Here's a very easy, flexible, and (I think) very testy cereal bar that I
make frequently. My kids call them Super Daddy Bars in honor of the
SUPER DADDY BARS
1 1/2 to 3 cups of Grape Nuts cereal
1 package of dates, figs, or prunes (8 to 12 oz, depending on brand)
2 tsp grated lemon zest
1 tsp cinammon or 1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup of raisins
Put everything but the raisins in a food processor and process for 4
minutes. Add the raisins and process for 1 more minute. Shape into whatever
shape you want... I've heard that dinosaurs and Power Rangers are especially
tasty. It's a little sticky; they're easier to shape if you dip your hands
in water occasionally. They come out of the food processor a bit warm and
soft; they firm up as they cool. I wrap them individually (plastic wrap,
aluminum foil or waxed paper) so they don't stick together and refrigerate them.
All proportions are flexible. The consistency is determined by the
fruit/cereal ratio: more fruit makes them chewier, more cereal makes them
more crumbly. The prunes are stickiest, so they need more cereal (closer to
3 cups); the dates need the least (closer to 1 1/2 cups). Figs are
somewhere in the middle.
Also, adding the raisins near the end leaves little raisin chunkies that
offer a nice textural contrast. Other dried fruits (peaches, apricots, etc.)
would probably be good too.
They keep well for a week or so, although they get firmer as they get older.