Cherio snack bars make the perfect after school snack or even breakfast if you’re in a rush!
They are no-bake, coulourful, fun to make and absolutely delicious (they are healthier than shop bought cereal bars too…none of those nasty preservatives)
I like how flexible this recipe is too.
For example, if Cherios aren’t your thing, switch out the cereal for your favourite! I reckon this recipe would work well with just about any cereal.
AverieCooks added raisins to the recipe for extra texture and flavour, but, if you’re like me and can’t stand raisins…leave them out.
Or better yet, use a different dried fruit…or nut.
You can really play around and have fun with it.
(For 12 cherio snack bars)
- 30g unsalted butter
- 85g honey (corn syrup or agave syrup are possible substitutions)
- 50g cup light brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 150g honey nut cherios
- Optional extras – nuts, berries, seeds, m&m’s etc
– Line a square baking tray with baking paper. Make sure to leave enough overhang so that you can easily pull the bar out later.
– Mix butter, honey, brown sugar.
– Microwave the mixture for a minute to melt it.
– Give it a good stir. Don’t worry it is grainy.
– Heat it for 1 minute. Mix it again.
– Heat it for a third time. Your mixture is going to be bubbly. BE CAREFUL. You’ve made boiling hot caramel.
– Stir in the vanilla
– Stir in the cereal.
– Stir in your extra nuts, berries etc.
– Smush your mixture into the baking tray. Try to get it even and well packed. Personally I like to use a glass to press it firmly and get a nice, tightly packed, even mixture.
– Cover pan with a sheet of foil and pop it in the fridge to firm up. This will take a few hours or you can leave it overnight.
– Remove from the pan and slice into bars
– You can store these in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks…although I doubt they will last that long!
Tip : Store your cherio snack bars in the fridge to keep them firm and avoid crumbling.
And that’s it! Pretty simple, no?
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