Cereal Bars

I’ve discovered there are not a lot of people like me around.  When I tell them how I am they look at me funny and always have me repeat myself.  When I meet someone who is the same as I am we rejoice over our new found commonality and commiserate about those who don’t understand us.

We are DRY CEREAL EATERS.  (dun dun dun)

Dorset Cereal from The Tasty Gardener

In all seriousness I really don’t like milk on my cereal. Or yogurt.  I’ll have my yogurt on the side but it never reaches the bowl that contains my cereal.  Which is why I like cereal with STUFF.  Good tasty stuff like dried fruits and nuts.  Full of stuff that makes my cereal look more like an awesome snack than a breakfast meal.

I recently had the opportunity to review the entire line of breakfast muesli and granola from Dorset Cereals.  When the package came I pulled out boxes of cereal with ingredients like the Simply Nutty with multi grain flakes, dates, sunflower seeds, whole (yes WHOLE) almonds, Brazil nuts and oak flakes or Super High Fiber Muesli with toasted cereal, dates, coconut, flame raisins, sunflowers seeded and roasted hazelnuts.  Now this is what I’m talking about.  Cereal with whole grain goodness and substance.  And the people at Dorset make sure all the best of the good stuff get in each box.

Dorset cereal from The Tasty Gardener

By now we can all agree that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  What you eat when you start the day sets the tone for the whole day.  A healthy, nutritious breakfast can give you more energy, you concentrate better and it improves your memory.  Having breakfast every single day also helps in long term gains like lower cholestrol and weight control.

Dorset Cereals are a perfect start in the morning.  They are nutritious, filling and delicious.

Of course as any responsible blogger I did let another person try out the cereal.  A MILK CEREAL EATER.  I did want to know how the cereal held up to be covered in dairy goodness as well and wasn’t surprised to learn that the cereal was equally as good in milk.

Did I mention I got to try all seven varieties?  For a household of 2 that is a lot of cereal.  So I did what any good foodie would do and created a recipe out of it.  In this case I made homemade cereal bars which would be great to have on hand as a healthy snack when you are on the go.  So I made cereal bars in each of the 7 varieties.  Who know it was so easy?   And shared them with friends.  And made new friends as well.  They were a huge success.

This recipe made approximately 27 square 2″ x 2″  and work out to be anywhere from 80-120 calories depending on the cereal you use.  Enjoy!

Yields 27

Homemade Cereal Bars
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Ingredients

  • 3 cups muesli or granola
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  1. Line a 9 x 13 pan with parchment or greased foil and set aside.
  2. Place cereal in larger bowl.
  3. In a medium saucepan over medium high heat bring the butter, sugar, honey and vanilla to a boil and cook for 2 minutes stirring constantly.
  4. Remove from heat and let the bubbles settle for 1 minute.
  5. Pour the liquid into your cereal and stir together well.
  6. Spread the cereal onto prepared pan and flatten with a spatula.
  7. Place in refrigerator for at least an hour to set before cutting into squares.
  8. Store in airtight container in fridge for up to 2 weeks or freeze for several months.
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Line a 9 x 13 pan with parchment or greased foil and set aside.
Place cereal in larger bowl.

Cereal Bars from the Tasty Gardener

In a medium saucepan over medium high heat bring the butter, sugar, honey and vanilla to a boil and cook for 2 minutes stirring constantly.

Cereal Bars from the Tasty Gardener

Remove from heat and let the bubbles settle for 1 minute.

Pour the liquid into your cereal and stir together well.

Cereal Bars from the Tasty Gardener

Cereal Bars from the Tasty Gardener

Spread the cereal onto prepared pan and flatten with a spatula.

Cereal Bars from the Tasty Gardener

Cereal Bars from the Tasty Gardener

Place in refrigerator for at least an hour to set before cutting into squares.

Cereal Bars from the Tasty Gardener

Store in airtight container in fridge for up to 2 weeks or freeze for several months.

Cereal Bars from the Tasty Gardener

 

Seriously these were so simple to make, quick and so very tasty you should never need to eat a store bought bar again.

DISCLOSURE:  Dorset cereal was generous in supplying me with all the above cereal to try.  The opinions in this post are solely mine. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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Comments

  1. The best cereal bars ever! Thank you Heather.

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