Swag Bars

  • Kellymoe25 Posted: 02/11/09
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    We did not use the peanuts, but the recipes came out extremely chewy. I was worried we'd break a tooth on it. I don't think I would ever make this recipe again.

  • Hannelize Posted: 02/15/09
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    Great recipe. I made them for my husband who is a peanutbutter freak, but I am the one who can't stop eating them. I served these to friends who came over for a visit and everybody loved it. I did not change the recipe. This will become a regular in our household.

  • pete5511 Posted: 04/03/09
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    Excellent recipe. My family has made this recipe several times, and we can't get enough of it!

  • rkhill Posted: 01/13/09
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    My family thinks these are pretty tasty - a lot like chewy peanut butter cups - but I did cheat. I used 4 ounces of chocolate chips, melted them, and smeared the chocolate over the top of the bars so there was an even coating.

  • lizdahl Posted: 03/16/09
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    Very good and filling. My husband described these as like a meal in a bar. I'd say they aren't quite that filling, but they do the trick. I used grape nuts flakes since they are what I had on hand. They worked really well though. I didn't find the bars gooey, but since grape nut flakes are smaller than total flakes I may have added more cereal. The flakes were not ground up finely and the peanuts I left fairly chunky (1-5 mm pieces). I will definitely make these again and again and next time I may try reduced fat peanut butter.

  • marymeow Posted: 01/10/09
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    My kids and I are calling these the "blah bars." No flavor at all.

  • nannaj1 Posted: 01/11/09
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    Had good peanut flavor. The texture was a little weird, but I think that was because it didn't feel like a peanut butter cup :) I think would add a little more chocalate.

  • norquista Posted: 01/20/09
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    I don't know what I did wrong but my peanut butter mixture turned into a hardened ball of nastiness instead of boiling. Total loss. :( Is there an ingredient missing?

  • eatingood Posted: 01/20/09
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    These are good. I have a similar recipe but adds rice crispies instead of Total and has some butterscotch chips added to the chocolate drizzle...the kids likes 'em. next time I'll try to sub honey for the HFCS.

  • quiltinurse Posted: 02/04/09
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    My kids and I loved this recipe! I make a batch and keep it on hand for snacking.

  • McNelis Posted: 01/30/09
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    I'm surprised this recipe has received so many poor reviews. I followed the exact recipe and the bars are AWESOME! I might make them in an 8x8 pan next time because they're a little thin. Very good though! I'm taking them to a super bowl party and I'm sure everyone is going to love them.

  • Cheri72 Posted: 01/26/09
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    Good, Not a fan of nuts, so Butterscotch chips were used. Firmer, but has taste of Reeses, but not too sweet

  • JayeSteve Posted: 02/08/09
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    I made these for my sons that are both away at college. I used almond butter and almonds instead of the peanuts and they loved them. They kept well, too. It's a great high energy snack.

  • Believer74 Posted: 02/14/09
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    These are DELICIOUS! Wonderful flavor and texture, especially when made with natural peanut butter. My husband and children love them, too. The only problem is having the self control not to eat the whole tray.

  • tablecrashing Posted: 02/24/09
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    My family didn't fall in love with these. I used all-natural peanut butter, which may have led to the bars' overly chewy, dense consistency. I also thought the flavor profile was less interesting than the ingredients would have suggested.

  • spremo Posted: 02/27/09
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    It's definitely a yummy recipe. It came out a little gooey for me, but that's probably because they are no bake anyway. I used Lindt 80% Cacao Dark Chocolate and it tastes nice and rich with the peanut butter. I used less corn syrup in the recipe as well...just a little less than the recipe called for. Refrigerate the bars and they'll be less gooey too.

  • wdddddddd Posted: 02/25/09
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    I found this recipe about 5 weeks ago and have made them every week since. I chop the peanuts and cereal up very fine in a food processor and we store the bars in the frigde so we can eat them cold. My husband and I love these bars, they are a great energy bar and so easy to make!

  • Gabryelle Posted: 07/07/10
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    This has now become our favorite go to snack bar for lunch. I crush the bran flakes in my food processor and melt the chocolate in the microwave just like it said. I do not use corn syrup instead use honey the same amount - works great. Sometimes we use milk chocolate instead of the dark. Also be sure to cut them and then after they are cool put in fridge to set. I then put into snack baggies and put in fridge for us to grab. If you want a great whole food alternative to peanut butter chocoalte bars these are it!

  • dremmy Posted: 07/06/09
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    I was so disappointed by this recipe. I was so excited to make them but it was a total bust. The recipe is quite easy to make but the results were not so good. The bars were very greasy and the chocolate did not melt and so it was hard to drizzle on top of the bars. I tried chocolate chips instead b/c the chocolate did not melt well. The only time these bars tasted good was when they were first done. The bars were so messy to eat-chocolate got everywhere on your hands and the peanut butter part was greasy. I put the bars in the fridge and they were so hard you could not bite through. I ended up throwing them away as well as the recipe.

  • Jenfdr Posted: 05/06/10
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    These are worth 5 stars to me, but I wouldn't make them for anything other than a snack to have around. I don't always add the nuts, since my hubby prefers them without, but I think they are so good. We love peanut butter and I like the crunch the cereal and nuts add. They are an oily bar, but they are made with peanut butter after all. I usually make them and wrap them individually in plastic wrap and store them in the fridge. We prefer them cooled a bit. Love them. Have been making them since they appeared in Cooking Light.

  • Gayle7748 Posted: 05/16/11
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    I love these, even if it did take me 3 times to get it right. I was using 3 1/2 cups of crushed whole grain flakes and 1 1/2 cups of crushed peanuts. I could not figure out why some of the reviews were saying it turned out "gooey". I had a mess the first 2 times because the pan I cooked the peanut butter, syrup and sugar wasn't large enough to hold all of the ceral and nuts!! I stirred and stirred trying to get it all incorporated!!! The taste was great, I just knew I wasn't doing something right. Then I had an "aha" moment and realiazed that the 3 1/2 cups was BEFORE they were crushed. I'm so glad I didn't give up. Made them the third time and they turned out WONDERFUL!!!

  • LivingOnABudget Posted: 11/30/11
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    My mom makes something similar. Minus the chocolate and peanuts. I mean they aren't really needed.

  • IzzyB37 Posted: 08/14/14
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    As others have posted, I'm suppressed there are so many negative reviews. My family loves these bars. I have been making them for years and will continue to do so.

  • Sophiaaaa Posted: 11/13/13
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    ew why swag bars why do you call this swag bard what does the fox say the fox dont say nothing foxes dont talk the fox will come and eat your eye sockets and the fox doesnt go dingdingding and so on but why call it swag bar like come on dawwwwwwwwg like no this is stupid ''' swag barz1!!!11!!! ''' no thank you no one wants to eat your swag bars like noooooooo go and eat your swag bars somewhere else

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