Breakfast Cereal Bars

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breakfast cereal bars

Childhood in my family was all about Cheerios.  

No Cocoa Puffs, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, or Lucky Charms. No fun Breakfast Cereal Bars.

Just Cheerios.

No sugar on top. 

Mean mom.

Just Cheerios.

….and you know what?  I LOVE Cheerios to…this…day. 

With NO sugar on top!

So….Thank you mom!

Now that I’m a mom, I continue to buy Cheerios, but for so many other reasons.

We not only eat Cheerios for breakfast, lunch, and dinner ’round here, we also use them in baking and crafts and learning!

In fact, we use quite a few of the General Mills® cereals in our crafting and baking. 

You can make these breakfast cereal bars with so many types of General Mills® Cereals, and they’re simple to make for your own kids, since you can put in any “fillings” you want.

I modified the recipe I found over at Averie Cooks : No-Bake Honey Nut Cheerios Snack Bars

Dying to go grab some General Mills® Cereals for yourself?

One lucky reader will receive a $50 Giftcard! To enter all you have to do is leave a comment below and tell us what General Mills® Cereal you love and why you like it. Winner will be randomly chosen on May 1, 2014. – See more at: http://fabulesslyfrugal.com/big-g-cereal-savings-at-winco-using-ibotta-a-giveaway/#sthash.eXr7S9EQ.dpuf
One lucky reader will receive a $50 Giftcard! To enter all you have to do is leave a comment below and tell us what General Mills® Cereal you love and why you like it. Winner will be randomly chosen on May 1, 2014. – See more at: http://fabulesslyfrugal.com/big-g-cereal-savings-at-winco-using-ibotta-a-giveaway/#sthash.eXr7S9EQ.dpuf

no bake breakfast cereal bars

 

 

 
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups Honey Nut Cheerios (use plain Cheerios for less sweetness - I'd use plain Cheerios next time for SURE)
  • 1 cup raisins, nuts, craisins, or other treat!
  • ½ cup mini m-n-m's or chocolate chips
  • Pinch of Kosher Salt
Instructions
  1. Line an 8-inch square pan with aluminum foil, spray with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine butter, honey, brown sugar, and heat on high power for 1 minute to melt.
  3. Stop to stir.
  4. Mixture will be on the grainy side.
  5. Return bowl to microwave and heat for 1 more minute on high power. Stir.
  6. Return bowl to microwave and heat for 1 more minute on high power. Stir.
  7. After the third {and final} time, mixture will become quite bubbly and foamy; {
  8. use caution when removing from micro because this is boiling hot caramel and can cause burns.}
  9. Stir in the vanilla using caution in case mixture bubbles up.
  10. Stir in the cereal.
  11. Stir in the optional goodies.
  12. Press out into prepared pan, packing down firmly with a spatula.
  13. Optional: sprinkle kosher salt on top {the salt cuts some of the sweetness}
  14. Cover pan with a sheet of foil and place pan in fridge to set up for at least 2 to 3 hours
  15. Bars will keep airtight in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks, or in the freezer for up to 6 months.

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  1. Kristie S says

    We like Multigrain Cheerios, just enough sweetness to have as a snack and makes a good base to a snack mix of dried fruit, nuts and a bi of chocolate

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