Monday, January 9, 2012

January 9, 2012: Honey Nut Cereal Bars Recipe

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Here’s a recipe I devised use several others as a base. I wanted something somewhat nutritious to serve to my women’s Bible study group as well as have a bit left over that I could contribute to the kids in the Good News Club (an after school program to teach kids about the Bible and Christianity), for which my pastor and his wife are teachers. I used what I had on hand to come up with this yummy recipe.
Honey Nut Cereal Bars fresh out of the oven and waiting to be cut.

Honey Nut Cereal Bars

¼ cup peanut butter
1/3 cup honey
2 T. vegetable oil
2 T. vanilla extract
2 T. plain Greek yogurt
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup sweetened coconut
¼ cup roasted sunflower seeds
½ cup pomegranate flavored craisins (or any flavor of your choice)
½ cup blueberry flavored craisins (or any flavor of your choice)
2 cups rolled oats
2 cups honey nut Cheerios

In a large mixing bowl, combine peanut butter, honey, and vegetable oil. Microwave on high for 30 seconds, or until the peanut butter is softened enough to easily blend with the other ingredients. Add vanilla and yogurt and mix well. Add remaining ingredients and stir together just until combined. Press into bottom of greased 13 x 9 inch baking pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Let cool completely and stand for several hours before cutting into bars and serving.

Makes 32 bars with about 100 calories in each bar, 3.3 grams total fat and 29.6 mg sodium (as calculated on SparkRecipes.com).

2 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing this, but if someone has peanut allergies, can he also try this cereal?

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  2. Hi John - if you have a peanut allergy, this recipe would not be a good choice as there are peanut and/or peanut products in both the peanut butter and the cereal.

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