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grape-nuts-bars recipe

Date: Mon, 24 Feb 1997 09:21:26 -0800
 From: music_class@earthlink.net (Katja)
 Source: "The Healthy Heart Handbook" by Neal Pinckney
     3 cups Grape Nuts cereal (homemade recipe below, not from Pinckney)
     1 cup non-fat Soy Moo (or any low fat soy or rice milk)
     1 cup unsweetened applesauce
     1 cup raisins
     2 tsp vanilla extract
 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix all ingredients together.
 Pour into a non-stick 9" square baking dish. Bake for 35 minutes or
 until firm. Cool and cut into squares.   (best served cold, IMO .. see
 notes below)
 Serves: 12
 You can add other extracts or spices such as: 1/2 - 1 tsp. or
 combination of: coconut, banana, almond extracts, cocoa powder,
 cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ginger, clove, lemon and orange peel.
 These freeze well and travel well!
 From: Natalie Frankel (Natalie.Frankel@mixcom.com)
 my notes: I added almond and coconut extracts (1 t. each), lemon peel,
 juice of 1/2 lemon and 2 T. coconut (I know, I know .. I wanted the flavors
 of a *very* fattening cookie I love) .. still a little too soft in the
 center at 35" .. 5-10 more... now cooling .. we'll see ;)  ... they're okay
 .. too mushy texture for me while warm (closer to grapenuts in milk, nuked
 for a minute) .. may need sweetening for me.
 aHA!!!  Next morning, cooled in fridge, they are wonderful - and sweet
 enough when cool..YAY! - for a cereal on the run type of thing or whenever
 one might eat a granola bar, for example.  They are softer in texture but
 firm enough to remain in a compact bar you can hold.  I cannot, however,
 taste the extracts or lemon.  May try more next time ...   these I will
 make again and again :).   Thanks, Neal ....
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