For breakfast I had “the usual”. The smoothie was as refreshing and delicious as always!
Last night, I was in the mood to bake (honestly, I don’t know when I’m not in the mood to bake…). So I tried a recipe I found a while ago that I had tucked away in my recipe box. But first, it is time that you all meet Lucy.
Lucy is my Kitchenaid stand mixer and my pride and joy 🙂 Brian got her for me for my birthday last year! I have to say it is probably one of the best birthday presents ever! I lover her because I love to bake, Brian loves her because he loves to eat what I bake. Last night, I made Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Trail Mix Bars. They are yummy and simple and I feel would make a good after school snack!
Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Trail Mix Bars
1/2 Cup Margarine or Butter
3/4 Cup Peanut Butter
3/4 Cup Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
1 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Salt
1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
1 Cup Chopped Nuts
1/2 Cup Dried Fruit
1/2 Cup M&Ms (whatever kind you want!)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease an 8 or 9″ square pan. In a medium mixing bowl (or Lucy) cream butter and peabut butter until smooth. Add sugars, eggs, and vanilla. Beat until combined. In a separate bowl combine baking powder, salt, and flour. Slowly add flour mixture into PB mixtures, mixing on medium until combined. Add nuts, fruits, and M&Ms. Spread into greased pan. BAke 30-35 min. Allow to cool before cutting.
The whole wheat flour makes them a little crunchy and chewy all at the same time. Yummy!!