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!


Jen said...

These Cereal Bars were fantastic
I thought I was going to hate them
but I was wrong... very wrong

I think you need to make them
all the time. More please.

Anonymous said...

It is a great way of using your cereal.I'm impress,thank you Annie.Bambola.

LookinginmyRearviewMirror said...

I will have to copy the recipe and try these bars! Sounds so delicious and makes for less waste!

Wonderful idea!


LookinginmyRearviewMirror said...

Thanks for your kind words. All I want is to share my testimony. It has been a wonderful victory not to live in that misery anymore and I felt compelled to share it.

I hope you get to create something interesting to eat today!



KFarmer said...

Hey Annie- In answer to your question, I'm from all over-my Dad was in the military so there is no telling where I picked that up. But I have been in the south (Georgia) for many years and my parents are from Tennessee. I hope that helped.