Banners 728 Top

Googleleader

BannersTop

Spend Quality Time With Your Kids

El Centro, California (NAPSI) - Whether in school or on summer break, kids are nearly always on  the go and bite-sized, sweet snacks are the perfect treats to keep them going  on long summer days.

Fortunately, portable treats to take along on car rides, enjoy poolside or  put into the school lunchbox can be easy to whip up. You can even have the  kids help you make them for some quality family time.

The sweetest part about these no-bake treats is they’re made with Karo  Syrup, the only widely distributed brand of corn syrup that contains 0 grams  of high-fructose corn syrup.

Here are two for you to try:

Cookies & Cream Cereal Bar  Treats Prep Time: 10 minutes   Cook Time: 5 minutes   Yield: 2 dozen bars

Mazola No-Stick Cooking Spray

6 cups chocolate crispy rice cereal

2 cups crumbled chocolate sandwich  cookies

1 cup Karo Light Corn Syrup

1 package (12 ounces) semisweet  chocolate chips

Optional toppings:

chocolate cookie crumbs, mini chocolate  chips, mini candy-coated milk chocolate pieces

Spray 13x9-inch pan with cooking  spray; set aside. Combine cereal and cookies in a large bowl. Combine corn  syrup and chocolate chips in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook until  mixture just begins to boil. Remove from heat. Pour over cereal, stirring to  coat completely. Pour into prepared pan; press firmly to level. Top with any  of the optional toppings, if desired; pat into place. Cool and cut into bars.  Store in air- tight container for up to 2 days.

Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars Prep Time: 20 minutes   Cook Time: 40 to 45 minutes   Yield: 24 bars

1 cup butter OR margarine, room  temperature

1¼ cups sugar

¼ cup Karo Light Corn Syrup

2 eggs

2 cups creamy peanut butter

3 cups all-purpose flour

1½ teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon Argo Baking Powder

1⅓ cups strawberry jam

⅔ cup salted peanuts,  coarsely chopped

Preheat oven to 350°F. Cream  butter, sugar and corn syrup in a large bowl with mixer at medium speed 1 to  2 minutes. Beat in eggs and peanut butter until combined. Combine flour, salt  and baking powder in a small bowl. Add to peanut butter mixture; mix on low  speed until dough forms. Divide dough into thirds. Press ⅔ of the dough  in the bottom of a greased 13x9-inch pan (OR for easy removal, line pan with  greased foil, leaving 2 inches foil extending over pan at ends). Spread  strawberry jam over dough. Drop small pieces of remaining dough over the jam.  (Dough will spread during baking and cover jam.) Sprinkle top with peanuts.  Bake 40 to 45 minutes until light golden brown. Cool in pan on wire rack at  least 30 minutes. If pan is lined with foil, use foil to lift bars from pan.  Cut into bars. Delicious with a glass of cold milk!

Learn More

You can find more easy, family-friendly recipes and baking tips at www.karosyrup.com and (866) 373-2300.