I was excited to try a homemade cereal bar recipe. Bars sure are convenient, especially this time of year, but the packaged ones leave a lot to be desired. Just check out what is actually in one of these store-bought cereal bars below – no, thank you! These are definitely not ingredients I would cook with at home:
But just because we want to keep it real doesn’t mean we have to miss out on this convenience food. We just need to make our own instead! And thank goodness it is super easy to do thanks to this recipe for Whole-Wheat Cereal Bars below. Enjoy!
Whole-Wheat Cereal Bars
- Preheat oven to 325° F. Line a quarter sheet pan (9 x 13 inches) with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a large ziplock bag, combine the cereal, nuts, spice, and salt. Crush with a meat tenderizer or your fist until the cereal is broken up into pieces. Pour into a large bowl.
- Melt the butter and honey together and stir into the cereal mixture until well combined. Spread onto the baking sheet in one even layer and bake until it just starts to turn golden brown, 20 - 22 minutes.
- Let cool completely then break into chunks and store in an airtight container for up to one week.