Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Swing Bars

Why "Swing Bars"?  No idea.  I sat pondering that myself, and my best guess is that the "o" resembles a good round tire swing?  Or perhaps it's because you swing back and forth trying to decide if this is a healthy or unhealthy snack, or even if it is a snack at all.  You "swing" from sticky and deathly sweet, over to chewy clusters of raisins, cheerios and nutty roughage.  Your guess is as good as mine... or better. :)  But we're not here to discuss names, are we?  They were admittedly strange- they didn't "set" or actually turn into "bars".  They were just kind of blobs... but they were yummy blobs.  Truth be told, I'm still "swinging" back and forth trying to decide whether or not I liked them.  You tell me. :)

SWING BARS (From the back of a Hospitality Honey Nut Toasted Oats Bag)
1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
3 cups cheerios, crushed (ok- SO EMBARRASSED... while typing, I just noticed it said "crushed" and there is my problem, right there.  I'm sure that's why it didn't set up.  I really need to start examining my recipes a bit closer.  Anyway- don't miss that step like I did.  I'm ashamed. :)
3/4 cup raisins

Preheat oven 350. In large bowl, stir together condensed milk and peannut butter, Add cheerios and raisins. Blend well.  Press mixture into a greased 13x9 pan.  Bake 10-20 minutes or until lightly browned.  Makes 2 dozen 2 inch squares.
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1 comment:

jess and seth said...

I LOVE YOU. My cutest sister ever! I'm swinging back and forth between making these and making dinner . . .