Almond or Peanut Butter Cereal Bars.

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My daughter found this recipe and asked me to make it for her.  Well certainly!!!  How could I ever refuse her?!  I prepared this recipe with my own twist, making them a bit healthier, of course.  They are a great snack!  However, I felt like they didn’t cut perfectly into bars but large shards of cereal goodness which works for me and more importantly for her snacking.  Plus, no nasty preservatives or ingredients that I can’t pronounce.

Ingredients:
1/3 cup of either almond or peanut butter (creamy)
1/3 cup of honey (I used raw)
2 cups of whole grain cereal flakes (I used Kashi)
2 cups of oat O’s (whatever brand you prefer)
2 tablespoon, dried cherries or raisins, apricots etc.  Whichever you prefer
1/4 cup of slivered almonds
1 tablespoon of flaxseed meal (ground)

Directions:
Spray with baking spray a 9 inch square glass pan.  In a microwave safe bowl, combine the nut butter and honey for about 30 seconds.  Whisk until creamy and well blended.  In a larger microwave-safe bowl, blend the cereals, dried fruit of choice almonds and flaxseed.  Microwave for about 1 minute, stirring mid-way through to warm the ingredients.

*Adapted from Health magazine.  

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Combine the wet ingredients into the cereal mixture gently tossing to coat.  Then pour into the prepared pan.  Press the ingredients into the bottom of the pan so it’s firmly packed.  Then refrigerate for at least one hour.  Slice into bars – mine broke into larger shards, which works too.  Enjoy!

— Knead to Cook

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3 Comments

  1. Why do you need a microwave safe bowl for the nut butter and honey, when all you’re doing is combining and whisking them?

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