Make these home made simple cereal bars as a fast and wholesome breakfast or snack recipe the entire household will love!
The perfect half? You solely want 3 elements for the recipe!
Significantly, these transportable chewy cereal bars couldn’t be simpler to make from scratch and may be custom-made for limitless scrumptious taste concepts.
Pack the healthful bars into a faculty lunch field, take them for breakfast on the go, or seize one as a fiber packed afternoon wholesome snack. It’s all the time a great time to eat these cereal bars, with no bowl or spoon required!
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Above, watch the step-by-step cereal bar recipe video
Home made cereal bar flavors
Chocolate cereal bars: Add one fourth cup of cocoa powder and two and a half teaspoons of pure vanilla extract. Dip completed bars in melted chocolate.
Nutella snack bars: Make the chocolate model of the recipe above, and substitute an equal quantity of retailer purchased or Homemade Nutella for the nut butter.
Cookie dough bars: Use cashew butter, and add half a cup of mini chocolate chips and two teaspoons of pure vanilla extract earlier than stirring the whole lot collectively.
Strawberry cereal bars: Stir a 3rd cup of freeze dried strawberries in with the cereal. Drizzle the bars with melted Coconut Butter or white chocolate chips if desired.
Peanut butter cereal bars: Use easy or crunchy peanut butter, and stir in an optionally available third cup of crushed peanuts or peanut butter chips as properly.
Marshmallow bars: Lower up half a cup of mini marshmallows or vegan mini marshmallows. Stir these into the combo with the cereal.
Different cereal bar flavors you can also make embody snickerdoodle, birthday cake batter, frosted lemon, caramel, chocolate peppermint, raspberry, or pumpkin pie. Or strive Oreo cookies and cream, vanilla bean, maple and brown sugar, crispy coconut, or s’mores.
As you possibly can see, the flavour prospects are infinite!
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The perfect cereal bar elements
Right here’s what you want to make the straightforward breakfast recipe: dry cereal of selection, liquid sweetener, nut or seed butter, and optionally available salt and protein powder.
Agave, honey, or brown rice syrup all do properly on this recipe. Use the agave or brown rice syrup choices as an alternative of honey if serving the bars to vegan friends.
Pure maple syrup is a thinner sweetener. It could actually nonetheless work when you add extra peanut butter to make up the distinction in thickness so the bars will nonetheless maintain collectively.
Be at liberty to make use of your favourite nut butter. I like peanut butter cereal bars, however almond butter, cashew butter, macadamia butter, or nut free sunbutter additionally work.
*For a low calorie possibility, you possibly can technically minimize the nut butter again to half a cup if desired. The bars can be effective when you retailer them within the freezer however are far more delicate and won’t maintain collectively as properly at room temperature.
What sort of cereal do you utilize for 3 ingredient cereal bars?
Select a cereal with small flakes or shapes, similar to Cheerios, Fruit Loops, or Rice Krispies. Vegans ought to search for pure model options to Kellogg’s or Basic Mills cereals, which frequently include Vitamin D3.
Bars made with Cheerios, or the same form cereal, could have round 160 energy every.
I’ve not tried Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Golden Grahams, Frosted Flakes, Particular Okay, Cocoa Puffs, Trix, Fruity Pebbles, Fortunate Charms, or their vegan counterparts.
When you experiment with any cereal not talked about above, or with a grain free keto cereal, report again and tell us your outcomes!
The way to make breakfast cereal bars
Begin by lining an eight inch pan with wax paper or parchment paper.
In case your nut butter will not be already gentle and simply stir-able, gently warmth it within the microwave or on the stovetop till it may be stirred simply.
Stir the entire cereal bar elements in a big mixing bowl till evenly blended. Switch the cereal combine to the ready pan. Place a second sheet of parchment paper excessive, and press the combination evenly into the pan.
(Be sure you press the combination down very onerous, as a result of this retains the cereal bars from falling aside after chopping them later.)
Take away the second sheet of parchment if you want. Refrigerate or freeze the home made cereal bars till agency sufficient to slice into bars.
Cowl leftovers, and retailer both within the fridge or on the countertop in a cool, dry place. Leftover bars can be frozen.
The recipe was tailored from these home made 4 ingredient Protein Bars and from my Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats and Strawberry Oatmeal Bars.
The way to make milk and cereal bars
When you grew up as a fan of these packaged grab-and-go milk and cereal bars, listed below are 3 ways you possibly can obtain the same look and taste at house.
The primary possibility is to pour half a cup of melted coconut butter or white chocolate chips excessive of the bars earlier than slicing. Chill to set the coating.
For a more healthy milk and cereal bar coating, stir two thirds cup of Greek yogurt with two tablespoons of melted coconut oil or butter and three cups of powdered sugar or powdered erythritol. Let it sit till thick, then unfold over the pan and chill.
- 3 cups cereal of selection
- 2/3 cup peanut butter or nut butter of selection
- 1/2 cup agave, honey, or brown rice syrup
- optionally available 1/2 tsp salt
- optionally available 3 tbsp protein powder
*Be sure you take a look at all of the cereal bar taste concepts listed above!Line an 8-inch pan with wax or parchment paper (or double the recipe for a 9×13-inch pan). If wanted, gently heat nut butter till simply stirrable. Stir all elements in a big bowl. Pour the cereal combination into the pan. Place a second sheet of parchment over high, and press the cereal down firmly into the pan. Press down very firmly, as a result of this retains the cereal bars from falling aside after chopping later. Freeze for a half hour or till agency sufficient to slice into bars. Cowl leftovers. Retailer within the fridge or freezer or on the counter in a cool, dry place.View Nutrition Facts
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