Hi guys! I hope your week is going well. Comment below and let me know the most exciting thing that’s happened to you this weekend! Even if it’s something boring like mine – because I would say the most exciting thing in my week was buying a new NadaMoo ice cream flavor (cake batter) and absolutely loving it! Yea my life’s exciting I know, take a seat and watch. LOL! Not! Ok enough embarrassing myself for one day.
These cereal bars though! YUP I SAID IT! These cereal bars THOUGH! I make them so often. I actually make them a lot with the kids I take care of, but I make there’s with peanut butter. If you do have kiddos or if you nanny like me, try finding ways to get your kids involved! There’s really no complicated steps. Most kids can handle mixing (even if you have to finish it up). Even if you give them a silly task like grabbing the cereal, they’ll be happy to help! You’ll also be happy to give these to your kids because they taste like a treat but hardly have any sugar. Depending on what cereal you use, they might even have no sugar! Here I’m using Trader Joe’s hot chocolate cereal… so yes there’s sugar. When I make them with the kids I usually use a mixture of cheerios and rice krispies.
What’s cool about these little snack bars is you can really have fun with them. If you see in the ingredients list down below there’s a lot of optional ingredients. That’s because you can add or take out what you do or don’t want. You can make them with whatever cereal you have on hand. You can make them with or without chocolate. Heck, you can even add mini chocolate chips, nuts or other dried fruits if you heart so desires! So have fun making them and have even more fun eating them! 🙂
Almond Butter Cereal BarsPrint This
- 1/2 cup almond butter
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 2 teaspoons of honey (optional)
- 1 1/2 cups cereal of choice
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon (optional)
- 3 tablespoons raisins (optional)
- Chocolate Coating (optional)
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon dairy free milk
- Melt your almond butter, coconut oil and honey in the microwave or on the stove top until they are soft enough to mix. Mix these ingredients together once melted.
- Pour in your cereal and raisins and mix until completely combined.
- Spoon the mixture into silicone ice cube molds. You can also use a parchment paper lined 9×9 baking sheet or a parchment paper lined bread pan. Once the cereal mixture is in your pan you choose to use, carefully press down with a rubber spatula. You want to make sure all cereal is covered by or partly covered by the almond butter and coconut oil. Otherwise it’ll chip off when you take them out.
- Refrigerate for about 3 hours or until they are solid. Remove from your pan and cut into squares.
- Optional step: Melt the ingredients for the chocolate coating and mix to combine. Dip your cereal bars in the chocolate sauce and refrigerate for another hour or until chocolate is solid.