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Smoky Spare Ribs, Pesto Potato Salad and Crispy Chocolate Bars

Total Time - 30 minutes / Makes 4 Servings

Cooking Sequence

  • Preheat grill and prepare cookie bar through step 2 - 15 minutes
  • Begin grilling spare ribs and complete cookie bar - 5 minutes
  • Complete spare ribs, prepare potato salad and serve - 10 minutes

Smoky Spare Ribs, Pesto Potato Salad and Crispy Chocolate Bars

Smoky Spare Ribs

1 whole slab Deli smoked spare ribs
aluminum foil (optional)
1/2 cup Deli barbecue sauce


1. Preheat grill on medium heat. Remove ribs from packaging: cut into 4 servings.
2. Place ribs on grill and close lid (or cover with foil). Grill 10 minutes, turning often, to cook evenly and prevent burning.
3. Brush ribs with barbecue sauce and cook, uncovered, 5 more minutes, turning often, until thoroughly heated. Serve.


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Pesto Potato Salad

1 (16-ounce) container Deli red potato salad
1 tablespoon diced pimientos (undrained)
2 tablespoons basil pesto


1. Place potato salad in small bowl.
2. Stir in pimientos and pesto. Serve.


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Crispy Chocolate Bars

1 (12-ounce) bag milk chocolate morsels
1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
1 cup crispy rice cereal
1/2 cup salted peanuts
cooking spray
1 (6-ounce) jar maraschino cherries (drained)
1/4 cup coconut flakes
2 tablespoons white decorating icing


1. Place morsels in large microwave-safe bowl; microwave on HIGH 2 minutes. Stir and microwave 1–2 more minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until chocolate is melted. Stir in marshmallows, cereal and peanuts.
2. Coat 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray. Spread mixture into baking dish. Coarsely chop cherries. Sprinkle cherries and coconut over mixture.
3. Squeeze icing over top of cookie bar and chill. Heat in microwave on HIGH 15–20 seconds to make slicing easier. Serve. (Makes 9 servings.)


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Nutritional Information

Ribs: CALORIES (per 1/4 recipe) 829kcal; FAT 62g; CHOL 203mg; SODIUM 1348mg; CARB 16g; FIBER 0g; PROTEIN 46g
Salad: CALORIES (per 1/4 recipe) 249kcal; FAT 18g; CHOL 28mg; SODIUM 464mg; CARB 18g; FIBER 2g; PROTEIN 3g
Crispy Chocolate Bars: CALORIES (per 1/9 recipe) 348kcal; FAT 15g; CHOL 0mg; SODIUM 89mg; CARB 48g; FIBER <1g; PROTEIN 2g

Daily Values: Ribs: VIT A 0%; VIT C 0%; CALC 11%; IRON 19%
Salad: VIT A 6%; VIT C 18%; CALC 3%; IRON 4%
Crispy Chocolate Bars: VIT A 1%; VIT C 2%; CALC 0%; IRON 6%
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Add to your grocery list 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
Add to your grocery list 1 (16-oz) container red potato salad
Add to your grocery list 1 whole slab smoked spare ribs

Dry Grocery
Add to your grocery list 2 tbsp basil pesto
Add to your grocery list 1/4 cup coconut flakes
Add to your grocery list cooking spray
Add to your grocery list 1 cup crispy rice cereal
Add to your grocery list 1 tbsp diced pimientos
Add to your grocery list 1 (6-oz) jar maraschino cherries
Add to your grocery list 1 (12-oz) bag milk chocolate morsels
Add to your grocery list 1 1/2 cups  miniature marshmallows
Add to your grocery list 1/2 cup salted peanuts
Add to your grocery list 2 tbsp white decorating icing

Suggested Items
Add to your grocery list soft sweet rolls
Add to your grocery list Publix Deli baked beans
Add to your grocery list fresh salad blend

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Utensils & Cookware

  • grill
  • 8-inch square baking dish
  • large microwave-safe bowl
  • small bowl
  • tongs
  • barbecue brush
  • cooking spoons
  • knife and cutting board
  • measuring utensils


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Aprons Advice

For a quick and easy icing for chocolate bars, mix 1/4 cup powdered sugar with 1 1/2 teaspoons water or milk.

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