Day 232: Banana Bread and Pistachios

Late in the afternoon I made us each half a PB & banana wrap to tide us over until Globalfest, at which we planned to avoid cooking by eating our way around the world. Our plans were dashed due to weather – they rescheduled the fireworks competition due to forecasted thundershowers, which never did happen.

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August 19 2008 11:01 pm | cookies & squares and snacks

2 Responses to “Day 232: Banana Bread and Pistachios”

  1. Jen on 23 Jan 2009 at 1:06 pm #

    I made these the other day and they taste great. The only things I did differently were 1) used 2 cups rice krispies instead of crumbled rice cakes, and 2) didn’t add any nuts, because I used crunchy pb instead of smooth. I forgot to chill the mixture before I shaped it, and it was very fall-apart crumbly. Learn from my mistakes, everyone!

    One thing I was wondering is why, whenever I try to incorporate rice krispies into my homemade granola bars, the final product has no satisfying crunch. Those rice krispies squares of old are haunting me, but I don’t want to use marshmallows and butter in my homemade health bars! I’m thinking it must be the liquid that gets in there and deprives them of crunchiness. Thoughts?

  2. JulieVR on 23 Jan 2009 at 1:41 pm #

    Yep – it’s the moisture from whatever else that’s in them that sogs out the Rice Krispies. It doesn’t happen so much in RK squares because of the marshmallow-butter mixture – not really much moisture there! Plus it cools so fast they stay crunchy. Have you tried Special K? The flakes are a bit bigger…
    Not that either of these are particularly nutritious anyway.. but it is nice to have that crunch!

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