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It’s a New Year and I’ve revised one my most popular no bake granola bar recipes to take out the butter, sugar and corn syrup. Does it still taste great? YES! Is it lower in calories and higher in protein? YES! It’s a tasty, crunchy 6 Ingredient Healthy Fruit and Nut No Bake Granola Bar. WOOT!
Not only are these Fruit and Nut No Bake Granola Bars the prefect “go-to” recipe when I’m trying to meet my New Year’s resolution to eat healthier, these granola bars are a real time-saver when I’m on the go. If I have to make an appointment by 8 AM; I don’t want my kids or myself to skip breakfast. So I whip up a batch of these crunchy cereal bars the night before — and we can all enjoy a quick breakfast before heading out the door the next morning.
These delicious 6 Ingredient Healthy Fruit and Nut No Bake Granola Bars also make a wonderful after school snack. If you use a sunflower based or soy based nut butter, these granola bars are also perfect for school lunch boxes.
Ingredients for Healthy Fruit and Nut No Bake Granola Bars
- 2 1/2 cups Honey Bunches of Oats® cereal (use this coupon to save $1.00 on your next purchase)
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup honey
- 3/4 cup nut butter (you can use peanut butter or any other nut butter)
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries (or dried fruit of your choice)
- 1/2 cup shelled and quartered pecans (or chopped nut of your choice)
Directions for Healthy Fruit and Nut No Bake Granola Bars
Homemade Healthy Fruit and Nut No Bake Granola Bars are SO easy to make. This variety will create No Bake Cereal Bars with Cranberries and Pecans.
Step 1. Toast the oats. Melt butter in a sauce pan and add oats. Toast the oats by constantly tossing them.
Then, heat the peanut butter (or you can use another nut butter if allergies are a concern) and honey in a separate large sauce pan on medium heat and stir the two together until melted.
See the video below for live action on mixing and creating these No Bake Cereal Bars with Cranberries and Pecans.
Step 2. Add the gooey sauce to your dry ingredients, including Honey Bunches of Oats® cereal, in a large mixing bowl and voila’ – you have Healthy Fruit and Nut No Bake Granola Bars.
I recommend adding the ingredients one at a time moving from the smallest items to the largest as you stir. Leave fruits and nuts like the pecans and cranberries until the very last. By adding them once the mixture is partially cooled, you can leave their shape intact.
Step 3. Once everything is mixed together, line a 9″ x 13″ baking dish with wax paper and pour in the Honey Bunches of Oats® cereal mixture. Flatten the mix with a greased spatula and place a wrap over the top and let the mix set for two hours.
Once set, carve out 9 bars from the pan. These No Bake Cereal Bars with Cranberries and Pecans keep for about a week. I recommend storing them in the fridge to keep them fresh.
6 Ingredient No Bake Cereal Bars with Cranberries and Pecans Video
In just 60 seconds I’ll show you how to make these delicious Healthy Fruit and Nut No Bake Granola Bars. Once you see how easy they are to make, I’ll hope you’ll be inspired to make-over your breakfast. Make sure to sign up for my YouTube channel for even more easy recipes, kids’ activities, and ideas for family fun.
An Easy Breakfast
These days I’m enjoying some visits with my mom on her back porch. There’s nothing quite like watching the sunrise with one of my favorite cereals in the form of Healthy Fruit and Nut No Bake Granola Bars served alongside some hearty fruits, nuts and a tall glass of ice cold milk. Breakfast truly is — the most important meal of the day!
How do you enjoy breakfast on busy mornings?
Have you tried any Post® cereals in a homemade Granola Bar? What are your favorite varieties of fruit and nut mix-ins? Have any special snacking options for after school? Please leave a comment below and offer your tips and or recipe ideas for other HappyandBlessedHome.com readers. I’d love to hear from you.
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