_Puffed Millet Squares

Get Your Snack On with Puffed Millet Squares

How to Get Your Snack On- Missy Elliot Style

  1. Listen to “Get your freak on” by Missy Elliot
  2. Replace the word “freak” with “snack”

Go get your snack on! Go, get your snack on!

You get the idea. And there you have it- this snack just got a whole lot funner, and YOU just Got Your Snack On!

(Yeah, I know. Funner isn’t a word. But I just created a song about snacks. Which is incredibly cool! So shhhhh.)

I wanted to create a square that was similar to puffed wheat squares, but without all that corn syrup and sugar. With only 5 ingredients, these squares come together in a pinch and are as easy to eat as they are to make.

I like the tartness that the cranberries provided, but you could also add raisins, or maybe even chopped up dried mangoes…get creative!

Puffed Millet Squares

Prep time: 5 min

Cook time: 10 min

Chill time: 2 hours

Ingredients:

  • 4 Cups Puffed Millet (I used Nature’s Path- could use other puffed cereal)
  • ¼ c. peanut butter (I used all natural, unsweetened)
  • ¾ c. honey
  • 2 TB unsweetened applesauce
  • ½ cup dried cranberries (optional)

Directions:

  1. Line an 8×8 pan with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.
  2. Combine peanut butter, honey, and applesauce in a small saucepan. Heat over medium, stirring, until it starts to boil. Remove from heat.
  3. Pour millet into a large bowl. Add liquid mixture and stir with a spatula. Add dried cranberries, if using.
  4. Pour into pan and press down with a spatula. I took a piece of parchment paper, placed it on top, then rolled over it with a mug to squish it down.
  5. Chill for 2 hours, then cut into squares. Keep chilled or the bars tend to get a bit crumbly.

Note: If using sweetened peanut butter, you might want to cut down on the honey. Unless you have a big sweet tooth!

The best part is, once you are done, you can create a little puffed millet square house.

Millet-Bars
Millet-Bars

So go on, lick the bowl…

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