Mmm, I’ve said it before, I’ll say it now and I’m sure I’ll say it again. I love to snack. Now that I’m pregnant I can’t just count a snack as my meals like I used to, but I find myself hungry more often and not wanting to eat a whole meal when I am hungry means its perfect for me to grab a quick snack. I usually go for granola bars, or fruit snacks, or pretzels or crackers or chips. But to keep my snacks somewhat nutritious and still completely delicious I like to go with granola bars and when I can I like to go with homemade.
These granola bars are super quick to throw together, only 3 ingredients and only about 3 steps to make them too. And they are made with one of my favorite cereals, which just helps add to the delicious flavor. Plus, if you have a little bit of cereal left over from the box (like I did) then you can enjoy a bowl or two of cereal for a late night snack or for breakfast!
This recipe works very well halved as well, you’ll just cut all the amounts in half and cook it in an 8×8 inch baking pan instead of a 9×13.
This cereal is perfect for a great fall-inspired recipe like these granola bars which are great to send your kids with to school, or to eat when they get home.
- 4 cups honey bunches of oats (with almonds, optional)
- ½ cup peanut butter
- ½ cup honey
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Combine cereal, peanut butter, and honey in large bowl.
- Line a 9×13 baking dish with parchment paper (do not skip this)
- Pour cereal mixture into prepared baking dish and press around evenly.
- Place in oven and bake for 15 minutes.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes before slicing bars. Allow to cool completely before removing from baking dish.
Store wrapped in parchment paper and in an airtight container like pyrex or a ziplock bag for about a week.
Enjoy these yummy and easy granola bars as part of your breakfast or a snack.
And just to prove that even I make mistakes when cooking, my first batch of granola bars turned into “granola” because I didn’t line the dish and they stuck completely to the bottom of the pan as well as I over baked them a little bit. (But the granola tasted delicious too, and I will be eating it for breakfast this morning with milk!)
And right now at Walgreens, you can get any of the Post Cereals below for just $1.99 (which is a huge discount!) So head there now and stock up so you can make these delicious bars as well as enjoy a box of delicious cocoa pebbles! This deal just started yesterday and only runs until Saturday, so be sure to head to Walgreens soon!