Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins
Made this up to give my toddler a healthy and yummy snack--and to use up some of the millions of Cheerios we seem to always have in the pantry! Great to take to play groups, no eggs or honey so even young babies can share. Substitute any cereal you want!
- 2 cups cereal (Cheerios, corn flakes, Chex, Kix, whatever!)
- 1 cup raisins (or other dried fruit)
- 3⁄4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1⁄4 cup brown sugar
- 1 -2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1⁄2 cup applesauce
- Mix all ingeredients in a medium bowl until well blended.
- **Optional-throw a Tbs or two of Soy Flour in to boost up the protine of a picky child's diet!
- Spray pan with cooking spay.
- To make bars press into a 9x9 pan.
- To make bite sized snacks, spread loosely onto a jelly roll pan.
- Bake at 350 20-30 minutes unyil crisp and golden--watch the snacks, they cook faster.
- Cut or crumble, cool and enjoy!
- Store in an air tight container, they never last more than a couple days at our house so I'm not sure how long they are shelf stable.
- Servings are approximate.
So yummy! :) I doubled the recipe (since i have 4 boys), used honey nut cheerios, and i pressed the mixture into cupcake pans (about half full). It made about 36 snacks. Thanks for the recipe!
Wow! These are good! I was a little skeptical while I was making them, I just knew that they would turn out to be a pile of mush, but they didn't!! It was a perfect blend of cereal and fruit!! Thanks for a great recipe that is an unlikely one! I followed the recipe pretty much - used plain Cheerios and multi-grain Cheerios; raisins and dried berries; self-rising flour (because that's the only kind I ever buy) and natural applesauce. Both of my kids even liked this! Okay, well picky 3-year-old just ate the Cheerios out of it, but hey. :)
I was pleased to find out these taste very close to the more expensive healthy cereal bars I was buying. I used 3 T of butter instead of 2, I used cereal pieces and crumbs instead of whole cereal, and I pressed the dough firmly into the bottom of 2 greased loaf pans. I think the extra butter and the finer cereal pieces made them hold together better.