Sometimes you just need to play with your food, especially when it’s snack time.
And this simple little bar is the perfect food for doing just that.
No cuttlery, napkins or proper table manners required.
Just grab a square and get as messy as you please.
I think I’m going to be a good mom.
Plus, with only four ingredients, it doesn’t get any more easy.
Assuming you have some cereal, peanut butter and honey lying around, you’re already in business.
The cereal-bar making business, that is.
4-Ingredient Cheerio Snack Bars
adapted from taste of home
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup honey
1/4 peanut butter (I used natural crunchy)
2-3 cups plain cheerios
Method | Combine sugar and honey together in a medium saucepan over medium heat and cook until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in the peanut butter until smooth. Then, fold in the Cheerios and put into a greased loaf pan or 9×9 glass pan. Chill for an hour, slice into bars – should yield 12 servings. Store in the refrigerator in a plastic bag to maintain freshness.
First off I should say that I made the moronic decision of using honey nut cheerios instead of plain so mine turned out a tad bit sweet. But if you use plain they’re sure to turn out perfectly.
The cheerios maintain their light, crunchy texture, and the peanut butter and honey meld together perfectly to bind the bars and provide a delightful, honey nut flavor.
These would be great for take-along snacks, road trips, picnics and kids (no I’m not pregnant – not even close. don’t get any ideas).
And according to the original recipe, each bar will only set ya back about 95 calories, 3 grams of fat and 16 grams of carbs. So all in all, a pretty healthy little bar.
Oh, and the randomly-selected winner of my LUNA Fiber Bar Giveaway is Katherine W. Congrats Katherine! I’ll be emailing you shortly to arrange sending you your prize. Thanks to everyone who participated, and stay tuned for more fun giveaways in the future.