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Justin Case
04-23-2010, 12:44 PM

Ingredients :
1 c. crunchy peanut butter
1 c. dry powdered milk
2 tbsp. wheat germ
2 tbsp. or 2 pkg. Knox unflavored
2/3 c. honey (or corn syrup, light)
1/8 tsp. salt

Preparation :
Mix together all dry ingredients. Cut in the peanut butter. Add
the honey (or corn syrup). Thoroughly mix. Shape into "space
sticks" or shape desired. Store in plastic covered dish. A good
snack food and lunch box treat, since this recipe doesn't require chilling.

Ingredients :
1 c. peanut butter
1 c. powdered milk
1/2 c. honey Granola
Wheat germ
Crushed cereal

Preparation :
Mix all ingredients in mixing bowl. Roll into 1 inch balls and
chill in refrigerator. Before serving, roll into one of the following:
wheat germ, crushed cereal, or coconut.

Ingredients :
1 c. peanut butter
1/2 c. honey
2 c. dry powdered milk
1/2 c. raisins
1/2 c. finely grated carrots
1 c. uncooked oatmeal
1/4 c. wheat germ
1/4 c. coconut
Little water

Preparation :
Mix all of the ingredients thoroughly. Shape into sticks the
size of fingers. Roll in coconut if desired. Chill in refrigerator.


04-23-2010, 12:52 PM
Is little water different than big water? Anyway, good post. I'll have to try these.

Justin Case
04-23-2010, 12:56 PM
Here, (from the website) is the story behind "Space Sticks"

I have three recipes for these below. The commercial version of Space Food Sticks was made by Pillsbury, and was discontinued in the 1980s.

Maybe I'm missing something regarding the nostalgia associated with these, but except for the name and shape, there seems to be little difference between these and the numerous types and brands of "protein bars" and "energy bars" that are sold in health food stores. Actually, things like peanut butter flavored "Tiger's Milk" energy bars are probably better for you nutritionally than "Space Food Sticks."

I'm the right age to remember them, and I was one of the first kids in my neighborhood to holler for Tang (because the astronauts drank it!), but I only vaguely recall "Space Food Sticks".

The first recipe is likely the closest you're going to get to a homemade version of these.