Peanut Butter Drops

Sweet and salty together, what’s not to like?

You might be wondering what ready-to-eat high protein cereal is. References to it appear as far back as 1959. According to Kellogg’s, Special K, introduced in 1956, was marketed as “the first high-protein breakfast cereal ever offered to consumers.”

“High-protein” is a relative term. Standard Special K has 5 grams of protein per serving. There’s a high-protein version now with 10 grams per serving. Kashi GOLEAN has 13 grams per serving. A Jimmy Dean Delight turkey sausage breakfast sandwich has 18 grams of protein.

So when you come across an older recipe calling for ready-to-eat high protein cereal, read that as Special K or Total.

From a box sold in Columbiaville, Michigan.

Peanut Butter Drops

1 c. sugar
1 c. light corn syrup
1/2 c. peanut butter
4 c. ready-to-eat high protein cereal
1 c. thin pretzel sticks, broken into 1″ lengths

Mix sugar and syrup in large pan. Bring to boil over medium heat; cook for 30 seconds.

Remove from heat and add peanut butter. Stir until smooth. Stir in cereal and pretzel sticks.

Drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper. Makes 4 1/2 dozen.

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