Adding better-for-you recipes to your family’s menu can be as simple as incorporating protein with ingredients that enhance flavor and nutrition.

For example, this Peanut Butter Crunch is powered by peanuts, a nutrient-rich superfood that delivers 19 vitamins and minerals plus 7 grams of protein per serving. It’s a simple, sweet way to enjoy an at-home dessert without ditching health goals.

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Peanut Butter Crunch

Yield: 2 dozen squares

  • 1          cup light corn syrup

  • 1          cup granulated sugar

  • 1          jar (12 ounces) crunchy peanut butter

  • 6          cups crisp rice cereal

  •             coconut flakes, for topping (optional)

  •             chocolate chips, for topping (optional)

  •             melted chocolate, for topping (optional)

  •             sprinkles, for topping (optional)


In 2-quart microwave-safe container, stir syrup and sugar.

Microwave 1 1/2-2 minutes on high, or until sugar is dissolved.

Stir in peanut butter until well blended.

Mix in cereal.

Pour into 8-by-12-inch buttered pan.

When cooled, cut into squares and top with coconut flakes, chocolate chips, melted chocolate or sprinkles, if desired.

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