Tuesday, June 13, 2006
Half Empty Boxes of Cereal in the Cabinets?
Have no fear, Cereal Bars Are Here!
These bars are crunchy goodness and habit forming. This is a great way to use up any leftover cereal that you just got sick of eating half way through the box. It is my version of a recipe found on a box of Post Selects(R) Maple Pecan Crunch Cereal.
In my case, I had Total Honey Nut Crunch. It's not bad but I just became tired with it and moved on to a box of Honey Nut Cheerios (which I never get sick of).
It's a simple recipe.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
You make a shortbread base - 1 1/4 cups of Flour, 1/4 cup of sugar and 1/2 cup of butter or margarine (I used Smart Balance Spread) and bake about 15 minutes until it's light brown . For an extra thin and crispy bar, use a baking sheet, otherwise use a 9 inch pan.
Next just mix about 1 1/2 cups of cerel with 1/3 cup of maple syrup, 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar, 1 teaspoon of vanilla, 1 tablespoon melted butter or margarine, 1 slightly beaten egg and nuts if you so desire.
Spread this mixture over the warm shortbread and bake for around 15-18 minutes.
Note: If you don't have maple syrup, you can substitute corn syrup.
Let me know what you think!