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Cheerios | Homemade Cheerios Breakfast Bars |Cheerios Bar Recipes

Updated on August 22, 2012

You know you love them. They have been one of the greatest breakfast foods for decades. They bring back memories of before school breakfast and afternoon snacks. Of course, I’m talking about, Cheerios.

Cheerios has been the one of the most popular brands of cereal for decades. Cheerios is loved by children around the world for their slight crunch, sweet flavor, and chopped fruit that parents often include in their breakfast bowl. However, it is not only toddlers and children that love Cheerios, parents hail Cheerios for their nutritional content and and proven cholesterol lowering ability. The wholesome oats of Cheerios make an ideal and nutritious breakfast. However, if mornings around your house are hectic and no one has time to sit down and enjoy a delicious bowl of Cheerios, you can also prepare some pretty tasty Cheerios bars to take with you for a quick snack or meal replacement.

These Cheerios bar recipes are easy to make, inexpensive, delicious, and best of all they are packed with nutrition. In addition, they require only a few minutes to prepare.


Cheerios Bar Recipes | Peanut Butter Cheerios Bars


If you’ve ever dipped Cheerios into the peanut butter jar, you know the two are a classic combination. These bars are easy to pack for an office snack or a post workout meal. Eating these bars doesn’t make and mess and your kids will love them.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup sugar (for less calories use Splenda)
  • ½ cup natural peanut butter
  • ½ cup natural honey
  • 3 Cups Cheerios or Honey Nut Cheerios
  • 1 cup peanuts (optional)
  • 1 cup crushed almonds (optional)

Directions:

Grease a 9X13 in cooking pan. For thicker bars use a smaller pan. In a large pan mix honey and sugar while over medium heat. Mix well and bring to a slight boil. Remove mixture from heat and stir in the natural peanut butter. If needed heat the peanut in the microwave for 20 to 30 seconds for easier dispensing. Mix well and add the Cheerios and nuts. Blend well and cool slightly. Press mixture evenly into cooking pan and allow to cool until bars are firm (place in refrigerator for faster hardening). Cut into bars and enjoy!


Cheerios Bar Recipes | Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheerios Bars

If your a fan of the peanut butter cheerios bars above, you will love these peanut butter cheerios and chocolate bars! The recipe comes straight from General Mills, the maker of Cheerios, so you can bet it tastes delicious. 

Ingredients:

  • 5 cup Chocolate Cheerios
  • ¾ cup raisins
  • ¾ cup peanuts
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar or Spenda
  • ½ cup natural peanut butter
  • ½ cup chocolate chips

Directions:
Spray a 9X13 pan with cooking spray to prevent sticking. In a large bowl, mix together the cereal, raisins, and peanuts. Mix thoroughly. In a saucepan, combine the corn syrup and both types of sugar. Heat to boiling while continuously stirring. Once mixture comes to a boil, remove from heat and mix in the natural peanut butter (heat in microwave easier pouring). Pour the mixture into the large bowl with the cereal mixture and stir evenly. Spread evenly onto cooking pan. Microwave chocolate chips 1 minute to melt and slowly drizzle over bars. Allow chocolate and bar to cool and harden 15 to 20 minutes. Cut into evenly spaced bars and enjoy!

Cheerios are a classic breakfast meal and a great afternoon snack. However, if your looking to spice up your bowl of Cheerios a little, give these recipes a try!

You can also learn to make homemade protein bars. Their cheap, easy, and jammed packed with muscle building protein!

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