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 this Homemade Cereal Bar Recipe is that it makes for a snack that is very packable for lunches, snacks, and on the go nourishment. You can change up the cereal and fruit and know that these bars always come out terrific!
I love to use Multigrain cereal, 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. You can also use specialty organic cereal or wheat-free cereal to make these bars.
How To Make Cereal Bars
It’s really just a matter of gathering some favorite cereals, dried fruits and even nuts if you wish, and putting them together.
The mixture comes together and you can have the bars ready in just minutes.
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.
Honesty, why wouldn’t you want to make your own. You can control the ingredients and these save you money too!
I can find a box of cereal on sale for just a couple of dollars. Each box probably makes about 2 dozen bars. If you look for the treat bars in the market, you will see how much money you can save making your own.
They also taste 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. You can even cut them up and serve as a dessert!
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Homemade Cereal Bars Recipe
Homemade Cereal Bars
Make your own homemade cereal bars in minutes
- 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
- 2 cup mini marshmallows
- 2 cups round oat cereal
- 2 cups favorite square cereal
- 1/2 cup raisins
Prepare a 9" x 11" baking pan by coating the bottom and sides with butter or margarine or cooking spray.
Melt butter and marshmallows over medium heat in a saucepan.
Remove from heat and slowly combine the cereals and raisins.
Pour mixture into prepared pan and press down into the pan.
Let cool 15 - 20 minutes before cutting into squares. Makes about 15 small bars.
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What is your favorite cereal?