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It’s that time again – back to school or most likely soon for many of us!  What would be a great, homemade breakfast that the whole family is sure to love and get everyone off to a good start? So I thought to myself, what is one of your favorite things to eat in the morning?  I love cereal, but it’s not like you can take a bowl of it in the car or on the school bus.  That’s it!  I knew I had the perfect idea!  I would make a cereal bar recipe to fill up everyone’s bellies in the morning.

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I figured I’d head to my local Price Chopper supermarket to check out all of the items in the Back to School solutions center to pick up all of the ingredients for my recipe, as well as getting some great savings! I strolled down the aisles to find all of the items and ingredients for this easy dish.  There’s so many fantastic food items to make back to school easier, whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner time.

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I love that you can pair this cereal bar with a single serve Yoplait Greek yogurt, a Capri Sun juice pouch on the go, or my favorite – a glass of milk.

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Alright, so I’ve got the powdered sugar, honey, brown sugar, powdered milk, mixed nuts and parchment paper in my cart.  Time to pick up a box of Honey Nut Cheerios!

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I threw my box of Honey Nut Cheerios in the cart and headed to check out.  I couldn’t wait to get home to make this fun and delicious cereal bar recipe!  Once I got home and got things unloaded, I put the butter and powdered sugar in my mixer.  Don’t worry, the complete recipe’s at the bottom for you!

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Next, I slowly added the powdered milk, followed by the vanilla.  I mixed all of that together, adding tablespoons of hot water, one at a time until I felt it was thinned out enough.  I planned on using this as the icing for the cereal bars at the end.  It was a nice finisher to this easy treat.

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I crushed up some mixed nuts by putting them in a resealable plastic food storage bag and firmly crushing them with my rolling pin.  I dumped them into the large bowl that I had poured the pre-measured Honey Nut Cheerios into.  Then I poured the deliciously sticky concoction of honey, butter and brown sugar all over the nutty Cheerio mixture.

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I was getting so hungry just looking at this and stirring it together, imagining how good it was going to taste, as I spread it out in my parchment paper lined pan.

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Once I had it all spread out as evenly as possible, I spread the icing I made earlier over it.

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Once I cut into the large pan and tasted it, I couldn’t wait to give one to my husband.  He loved it and asked for another one.  I was really pleased as this was my first time making this type of recipe.  What cereal would you choose to make this cereal bar recipe with?

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Cereal Bar Icing Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
 
This is the recipe for both, the icing and bars.
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup non-fat powdered milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tablespoons hot water, as needed to thin
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  • 4 cups Honey Nut Cheerios
  • 1½ cups mixed nuts
  • ⅓ cup packed brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon butter
Instructions
  1. Cream butter and sugar with mixer.
  2. Add dry milk a little at a time.
  3. Add vanilla.
  4. Mix on high until smooth, adding water as needed a tablespoon at a time.
  5. Spread between cereal bars or use as icing, as I did.
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  7. Line bottom and sides of 8-inch square pan with parchment paper. If you don't have parchment paper, you can line it with foil and spray that with cooking spray to prevent sticking.
  8. In large bowl, mix cereal and mixed nuts; set aside.
  9. In large microwavable bowl, microwave brown sugar, honey and butter on high 2 minutes, stirring about half way between.
  10. Pour over cereal mixture, stir until evenly coated.
  11. Using the back of a spoon, press mixture into pan.
  12. Spread icing over cereal in pan.
  13. Refrigerate about an hour to firm them up.
  14. Afterwards, cut them into 4x4 rows.
  15. Store covered at room temperature up to 1 week.

 

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Comments

  1. I’m drooling over here! These cereal bars look so good, and easy to grab and go! Great idea! #client
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  2. Masshole Mommy says

    I love how easy those are to make & I especially love how easy they are to grab & go! I will have to try these.

  3. I’m loving this recipe. I have all the ingredients in my pantry so maybe I’ll need to make some this afternoon. Thanks, Jenn!!
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  4. Oh what a great snack choice for the kids. Looks easy to make and take along!

  5. these sound so yummy. You could leave off the icing and eat them for breakfast! Yum
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  6. Those cereal bars look so yummy! What a tasty way to start off your school day!
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  7. We love Honey Nut Cheerios so I am sure my kids would really like these bars. I am going to make them for us this week!
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  8. Yummy! These look SO delicious!

  9. This looks like yummy! I’m a Honey Nut Cheerios fan. Hopefully, I can make them this weekend!
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  10. What a great recipe. I love that you can adapt it any way you need and I’m sure it pairs nicely with yogurt.

  11. These look great and I love easy recipes. 🙂
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  12. hmm, those cereal bars look so delicious! Definitely a great snack to grab and go on a rush of back to school morning! My kids would definitely eat them up.
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    This looks so yummy! What a great idea for those busy mornings!

  14. My kids love cereal bars, but they’re kind of expensive. Thanks for the recipe so I can make my own.

  15. Would it taste great without the icing? I was thinking the bars before the icing looked really great too.
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  16. s is such a great This is such a great recipe! I love how easy it is (and has one of my favorite Cheerios!)

  17. These look pretty “do-able” I know a few munchkins that would love them too. Thank you so much!
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  18. These cereal bars look delicious. I’m going to have to give these a try.

  19. I love cereal bars. They’re delicious and great for when I’m headed out the door. I’m going to have to whip these up.

  20. Wow, super easy and they look delicious. i have never heard of price chopper… very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

    • Thanks Shauna! They are really good. From what I know, they are mostly located in NY and the East coast. I am in PA, very close to the PA/NY border. Nice grocery store. If you make them, I hope your family enjoys them!

  21. These look really yummy and so easy! My kids would love these.

  22. I have always loved cereal bars, but I have never thought of making them myself! Thanks for the wonderful recipe!

  23. I absolutely love Honey Nut Cheerios and love the idea of this bar – I need to try this soon and I\’m sure it\’s a lot cheaper than buying something similar already made. Thanks for the delicious idea!
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    • I hope you enjoy them! Yes, I found it to be a lot cheaper, especially because you can get multiple pans of the bars out of the ingredients.

  24. They look great and I love that they’re easy to make. We don’t have Price Chopper here in my part of NJ.

  25. What a lovely idea! I never would have thought of it on my own!!
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  26. These look so tasty. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
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  27. I love your idea of making your own cereal bars. Yours looks delicious and better than any store bought cereal bar I have seen. Yum!
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  28. Yummy, I need to try these! I typically make rice krispy treats but add in some oats, peanut butter chips and drizzle the bars with melted white chocolate. They are irresistible.
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  29. Awww, this is looks amazing. I absolutely adore this cereal. So creative!

  30. These cereal bars look delicious!
    I would love to have you hop over and share at Inspire Us Tuesday (http://twolittlecavaliers.com/2014/09/inspire-us-tuesdays-fairies-cats.html)

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