Thursday, December 13, 2018

Simple Cereal Bars

April 1, 2018

Submitted by:  Happy Housewife Kali (you can read more of her great recipes on her blog, Toddler Treats – and more!)

  • 2 c oats
  • 1 c whole wheat flour
  • 1 c white flour (I’m sure you could use 2 c of either flour, I was just experimenting a bit)
  • 1/2 c brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • Dash salt
  • 1 c butter
  • 1 – 2 c berries, fruit, jelly, whatever… you have to eyeball it a bit and make sure it covers the entire tray. (PLUS 2 tsp cornstarch if you’re using just fruit

For the fruit part, I used about 1 3/4 c frozen blueberries,frozen strawberries, and raisins. I added the cornstarch when they were thawed and mixed it in to thicken them a bit.

So here’s what you do:
Preheat your oven to 350. Grease a 9×13″ baking pan.

Combine oats, flour(s), brown sugar, baking soda, and salt. Cut in butter with a pastry cutter, 2 forks, or use a food processor. It’ll be chunky and crumbly, which is what you want. The cutting in the butter part is a bit of a pain, but not too bad. You can reward yourself by sampling some of the product along the way! 🙂

So anyway, take HALF of this mixture and press it into your pan. Bake it for 15ish minutes, until it’s a bit brown and set. Spread your berries/fruit/jelly over top of this and then cover with remaining dough, press down firmly, and bake another 15 minutes!

Voila! It makes a ton of cereal bars, so I took that Glad Press ‘N Seal stuff and laid each bar flat on it and covered with another piece and made individual wrappers to take the bars on the go! I also froze a bunch and they kept well! My uncle says a bit of lemon zest in the fruit part would be a nice touch, too, so try that if you want!


One Response to “Simple Cereal Bars”
  1. Allie says:

    I made these yesterday with a mixture of regular and seedless raspberry jam and they are SO good! Try one with vanilla ice cream. Thank you!

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