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Posted by on Nov 8, 2011 in Mr. J, Store-bought Remix | 0 comments

Cereal Bars

Mr. J eats a lot of “breakfast bars.” Sweet and Salty Nut Peanut are his favorite. I decided I wanted to take them on as one of my “Store-bought Remixes” after seeing a recipe on Cool Hunting.

I made two batches: peanuts, peanut butter, and chocolate chips  for Mr. J and “trail mix” almonds, almond butter, and dried fruit for me. They were delish!

Ingredients…yep, that’s a biscuit in the background photo bombing the picture.
1/4 cup nut butter (peanut or almond)
1/4 cup honey
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup puffed grain cereal (I used this from Kashi)
1/2 cup nuts,  chopped
1/3 cup sweet treat (Like chocolate chips/M&Ms or dried fruit) *
pinch of sea salt

*Raisins would be great. My dried fruit mix had dried cranberries, blueberries, and cherries.

Make the glue: mix the nut butter and honey and warm over low heat. Once it’s incorporated and thinned out, pour over remaining ingredients and mix well. Pour into a baking dish or sheet lined in wax paper or parchment. Use the back of a wooden spoon or your hand protected from the sticky by a small piece of parchment to smooth out the top. Like so…

Turn the block out onto a cutting board and cut into desired-size portions. I wrapped each bar in parchment and sealed in a zip-top bag to keep them fresh.

Notes: They’ll stay fresh for about a week, if they last that long. I used less “glue” than the recipe called for. You can experiment with ratios to find what works for you.

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