Oh. My. God. I just made these for the first time. I was looking for something as a quick breakfast substitute to eat in the car on the way to work. I doubled the recipe, took away the confectionary sugar, added flaxseed meal, muesli, chia seeds, a little extra honey since I was adding more dry ingredients and pressed them into a cookie sheet to make them into bars. I'm not a crazy peanut butter lover, I like it, but I'm not obsessed with it and even though it's the prominent taste I absolutely love these. Can't wait until the morning to have my first breakfast bar.
The only problem is that these are so good, it is hard to stop eating them. I appreciated the advice to squeeze the mixture firmly to make balls that stay together. I added 1/4 C ground flaxseed to the mixture, and left out the raisins, but otherwise followed the recipe. I bought Brown Rice crispies at Whole Foods which made for an even better taste and texture. Don't hesitate to try these delicious snacks!
I used Craisins instead of raisins because that's what I had on hand. Mixture must be cool (mine wasn't) before stirring in mini chips. Later I deleted the rolling in crushed peanuts step. Overall good taste and texture. They are rich so smaller bite size balls are better and you must squeeze them pretty tightly to make it all stick together. I think this would be a fun one for kids to help with. I would make these again.
I agree with the other reviewers - I had to add in a bit more honey and peanut butter to get it to stick together more. But I also realized that you can squeeze the "bites" harder than I thought. When I was trying to put them together lightly with my fingers, they fell apart - as soon as I started squeezing harder - they stayed together. I would make again - flavor is good and they are EASY.
Great everyday snack, easy, healthy & delicious. My 5 year old son loves it. I followed the recipe, except I used organic brown rice crisps cereal, a little less chocolate chips & a little more raisins. It did also need a little extra honey to hold it all together nicely. I will definitely make this again.