Juneau resident shares Power Ranger Bars

Posted: Sunday, April 05, 2009

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Kool-Aid Jelly

1 package Kool-aid, unsweetened, any flavor

1 package Sure-jell pectin

3 cups water

3 cups sugar

Pour water into kettle. Add Kool-aid and Sure-jell pectin. Stir until thoroughly dissolved. Place kettle over heat. Stir constantly and bring to a rolling boil. Add sugar quickly, stirring constantly. At first sign of active boil, remove from heat. Skim quickly and pour into jelly jars.

Let stand at room temperature overnight. Store in refrigerator or freeze.

Yield: Five to six glasses.


J.W., of Juneau, wrote: "This recipe was originally called 'Breakfast Bars', the name was changed to get my kids to eat them...it worked! They thaw quickly in brown-bag lunches."

Very clever, J.W. Thanks for sharing and please keep those recipes coming.

Power Ranger Bars

1 cup unsweetened applesauce

1 cup honey

1 cup dark molasses

Juice and pulp of 2 large oranges (about 1¼ cups)

4 eggs, beaten

1 cup whole-wheat flour (stone ground, if possible)

1 cup soy flour

2 cups nonfat dry milk powder

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1½ teaspoon salt

1 (8-ouncd) package dried apricots, chopped

1 cup uncooked old-fashioned rolled oats

1 cup toasted wheat germ.

Note: individually wrap the bars in plastic food wrap and store them in the freezer.

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9-by-3-inch baking dish with a non-stick vegetable coating; set aside.

2. Blend applesauce, honey, molasses, orange juice, pulp and beaten eggs together in a large bowl.

3. In a separate bowl, combine whole-wheat and soy flours, milk powder, ginger, cinnamon and salt; mix into the liquid mixture.

4. Stir in apricots, rolled oats and wheat germ and spoon batter into the prepared dish.

5. Bake in the preheated oven for about 35 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.

6. When cool enough to handle safely, cut into 30 oblong bars.


D.C., of Juneau e-mailed: "Auntie Emo, this has been around for a long time and 'to Kool' not to pass along to you and your readers. Who doesn't like jelly on their toast for breakfast?"

Thanks, D.C., for this "Kool recipe."

• Ask Auntie Emo, coordinated and created by Emo Bylund, of Ketchikan, is a weekly feature in Neighbors and the Ketchikan Daily News that includes sought-out and shared recipes from Southeast Alaska. Recipes are not tested by the Juneau Empire. To submit, write to Ask Auntie Emo, 186 Marblehead Lane, Ketchikan, AK 99801, or to aae@kpunet.net. If you are responding to a requested recipe, include the publication date and author of the original recipe request.

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