Friday, March 27, 2009

Whole Grain Date & Nut Bars

In a large mixing bowl combine:

1 1/2 C cheerios cereal

3/4 C crispy rice cereal

1/3 C sliced almonds

3 T dry milk powder

1/2 C pitted dates, coarsely chopped

1/4 C coarsely chopped dried apricots

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

On the stove top combine: 1/3 C honey and 1/4 C natural salted peanut butter. Heat for 5 minutes until mixture is combined and easy to stir. Pour over cereal mixture and stir to combine. Place in a 8"X8" baking pan lined with parchment paper and then sprayed with cooking spray. Bake for 10-12 minutes of just until the bars are beginning to brown. Let cool completely in pan for at least 2 hours. Remove from pan and cut into bars.


Heidi said...

This sounds like a great recipe to use up the end of the cereal in the boxes. I love using cereals in sweet treats like this. These look great!

Harmony said...

Thank you for stopping by. These tasty treats will need to be put into a freezer bag soon. I am the only one eating them and they are so tasty! You can use any dried fruit you like and even crunchy peanut butter for a different bar.