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Mock Nutrigrain Bars

Mock Nutrigrain Bars created by Debs Recipes

Wrapped individually, these easy to make cereal bars are a great breakfast-on-the-go. Their filling layer can be made using apricot, raspberry, strawberry, or any other flavor of jam that you enjoy. A recipe found on the internet.

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ingredients

  • 1 (18 ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 2 12 cups oatmeal
  • 34 cup margarine or 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 12 ounces jam or 12 ounces fruit preserves
  • 1 -2 tablespoon water

directions

  • Combine cake mix, oatmeal, and melted margarine; cover the bottom of a 9x13" baking pan with half of this mixture and press firmly into place.
  • Combine jam and water; spoon evenly over mixture in pan.
  • Crumble remaining mixture evenly over jam layer and press lightly into place.
  • Bake at 375° for 20 minutes, or until lightly browned on top; cool completely before cutting into bars.
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"Wrapped individually, these easy to make cereal bars are a great breakfast-on-the-go. Their filling layer can be made using apricot, raspberry, strawberry, or any other flavor of jam that you enjoy. A recipe found on the internet."
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  1. boheme-anne
    I liked these very much but I added the egg as suggested. I feel it helped a great deal. Also, because we are tring to eliminate corn syrpe from our diets-I think I'm going to use a homemade preserves next time I make these. I'm sure a homemade pie filling would be lovely in these too but I didn't have any fresh fruit at the time to try that. My next plan of attack is to make my own "yellow cake mix" to have on standby for when I need it in a pinch like this. You would be surpised the unknown crap that is in our ready made convience foods. I have my own version of bisquick already! All in all, this is a great allternative to boxed cereal bars!
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  2. Elaniemay
    Great flavor. I also took the advice of chef 382088 and added an egg. They held up nicely. They will go great in school lunches. Thanks for sharing!
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  3. aprils0909
    OK, so I played around a bit. I used reduced sugar cake mix for personal preference. I also mixed up the butter/mix/oatmeal and separated about 2/3 and 1/3 I put aside. The 2/3 I added one egg and pressed into a 9x9" pan. Then I made the jam mix and heated it about 30 seconds to better mix and spread. Then I put the 1/3 oatmeal mix on top. This eliminated the crumbly issue my fellow bakers had. Might help you in the future.... :)
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  4. luvinmykids
    This was GRRRR-REAT! I used cherry preserves and made exactly as directed. Great taste, though I do wish it weren't so crumbly...only because my 18-month-old can manage to make a mess with cheerios. :-) Wonderful streusel-like bar! Next, I plan on trying this with peach preserves and maybe figure out a way to get it to stay together better so I can give it to the mess on two legs without going behind him with a dust-buster. :-)
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  5. puppitypup
    These were yummy but crummy! In other words, you definitely can't eat them on the run as they are very crumbly. Still worth making though. Thanks Deb.
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