It has been really busy at my day job with school starting. There is always so much to do and I have come home with limited energy. I did however, make these Homemade Cereal Bars the other day for snacks. What I love about these Homemade Cereal Raisin Bars is that they are very packable for lunches, snacks and treats.
I love to use Multigrain Cheerios, but this works with other oat cereals. I also prefer to use cereal with less sugar because then I feel the bars are too sweet, but what is great is that you can experiment with your favorite cereal.
These do require a little time to cool after they are placed in the pan, but it only takes a few minutes to set before you can slice them up and serve.
The other great thing about making your own cereal bars is that they are a lot cheaper than buying any packaged snacks. They also taste a lot better, in my opinion and they really do not take that much time to put together.
These are a tasty and filling snack and great for an afterschool (or after work) treat.
Homemade Cereal Bars
4 cups oat cereal (I used Multi-grain Cheerios)
1 cup raisin cereal
2 cups mini marshmallows
3 tablespoons butter
Melt butter and marshmallows over medium heat in a sauce pan. Meanwhile, prepare a 9″ x 11″ baking pan by coating the bottom and sides with butter.
Remove from heat and slowly combine the oat and raisin cereal.
Pour mixture into prepared pan and press down into pan.
Let cool 15 – 20 minutes before cutting into squares. Makes about 15 small bars.
What is your favorite cereal?