Healthy Recipe: Get Up and Go Peanut Crunch Bars

WellnessMarch is National Peanut Month. Due to their rich health benefits, peanuts are a great snack, packed with protein and fiber. Eating 1 ½ ounces of peanuts each day may reduce your risk of heart disease but if you are not a plain peanut person try adding them to trail mix, salads, oatmeal or this get up and go peanut crunch bar recipe:


  • 2 cups GoLean Cereal (or other high fiber cereal)
  • 4 oz peanuts, dry roasted with salt
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup dried blueberries
  • 1/3 cup honey, strained or extracted
  • ¼ cup peanut butter, smooth
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar, packed


  1. Prepare an 8” square dish by lightly spraying with non-stick spray or lining with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix cereal with peanuts, cranberries and blueberries and set aside.
  3. Stir together honey, peanut butter, and brown sugar in a microwave safe bowl, heat in 30 second increments, stirring in between until the mixture is combined and pourable.
  4. All at once, add honey and peanut butter mixture to dry ingredients, stirring quickly to combine.
  5. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan pressing into the pan with a silicone or lightly oiled spatula, and let cool completely.
  6. Once bars are cool, turn over on a cutting board and cut into 12 equal sized bars.

Serves 12


Source: National Peanut Board

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