During warm summer months, I like to have no bake bars ready for an easy snack or breakfast. I had an opportunity this week to come up with a creative recipe with cereal, using Kellogg's Cracklin' Oat Bran. My Oat Bran & Cherry Snack bars contain only a few ingredients, and come together quickly in a food processor. This recipe is an excellent way to switch up how you use cereal - it can be used in so many ways beyond in a bowl for breakfast.
I found Cracklin' Oat Bran in aisle 1 at my local Jewel-Osco grocery store, the cereal aisle. Cracklin' Oat Bran is lightly sweet and crunchy, with a hint of cinnamon flavor. Try my new take on snack bars and you may reignite your love of cereal!
Start your Oat Bran & Cherry Snack Bars by adding 2 and 1/2 cups Cracklin' Oat Bran to a food processor. Process for ~10 seconds, using the pulse function.
Next, add the rest of your ingredients to a bowl: an extra cup of Cracklin' Oat Bran, applesauce, dried cherries, and melted almond butter.
Stir the ingredients until combined, and add to a 9x9 pan.
Press the mixture into the pan, and add a handful of cherries on top, if desired. Chill your pan for a few hours or overnight before cutting into bars.
This snack bar recipe is perfect for a hot summer day, for busy moms, and for anyone looking for a new and fun way to use cereal!
There are many delicious ways to use Kellogg's breakfast cereals that will leave you looking at cereal in a brand new way. Are you a "cereal foodie"? Please visit this website for more inspiration for creative breakfast and snack creations.
Oat Bran & Cherry Snack Bars
Yields: 16 two-inch snack bars
2 and 1/2 cups Cracklin' Oat Bran + 1 cup
1/2 cup dried cherries
1/3 cup almond butter
4 Tablespoons applesauce
Optional: A handful of extra cherries.
*Process 2 and 1/2 cups Cracklin' Oat Bran cereal in a food processor for ~10 seconds, using the "pulse" function.
*Add the rest of your ingredients to a bowl: an extra cup of Cracklin' Oat Bran, applesauce, dried cherries, and melted almond butter.
*Stir the ingredients until combined, and add to a 9x9 pan.
*Press the mixture into the pan and add a handful of cherries on top, if desired.
*Chill the snack bars in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, or overnight before cutting.
What's your favorite way to snack on cereal?