When it comes to cereal, I prefer the healthier, less sugary kind. So when I buy toasted oat cereal I usually get the plain and simple original Cheerios. I don’t think I’ve ever made a recipe with Cheerios before, but I came across a trail mix bar recipe that included Cheerios as one of the ingredients and it sounded so good! The original recipe calls for light corn syrup, which I rarely use and didn’t have on hand, so I used honey instead, and I really liked the result!
These bars are basically a mix of Cheerios, trail mix, some butter, brown sugar, and honey. They’re so easy to make and the brown sugar/honey coating gives them a great taste! As far as texture, these trail mix bars are a little more chewy then crunchy. If you refrigerate them, they’ll get more crunchy but they’ll still have some chewiness to them. These make a great quick, light breakfast or snack any time of the day!
Honey Trail Mix Bars
HONEY TRAIL MIX BARS by NancyC, adapted from Pillsbury
Makes a 9×13″ pan, about 36 bar
- 4 cups original Cheerios™ cereal
- 3 cups trail mix that has seeds, nuts, and dried fruits (I used a trail mix that had dried cranberries, sunflower kernels, raisins, and almonds)
- 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 Tablespoons all-purpose unbleached flour
- 1/2 cup honey
Line a 13×9″ pan with parchment paper (or grease with butter or cooking spray).
In large bowl, mix cereal and trial mix; set aside.
In 2-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in the brown sugar, flour, and honey. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture comes to a full boil. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly.
Pour sugar/flour/honey mixture evenly over cereal mixture and toss to coat. Working quickly, press mixture in pan. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Cut into bars.
Recipe from NancyC | nancy-c.com
These are a new favorite treat of mine and I hope you like them, too! Have you made any recipes with Cheerios or other healthier kind of cereals?
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