Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Cheerio Granola Protein Bars {No Bake}

I'm pretty sure I've come down with a serious case of granola bar obsession. No, really! 
I've been experimenting and making homemade granola bars for weeks now {and eating every last bite}. 
It's so fun adding all my favorite ingredients to each new batch and seeing how it turns out. I'll be honest, every time is not always a winner, but I still eat it right up.
Cheerios are my all time favorite cereal and of course peanuts/peanut butter is a major must-have in my house. So for those days when I've had a major work out or I'm craving something slightly sweet and crunchy, these bars do the trick.
And as a side note, not only are these bars loaded with protein from the peanuts and peanut butter, but 1 cup of Cheerios has 3g of protein. 
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup Cheerios
  • 1 cup Granola
  • 1/2 cup unsalted peanuts
  • 1.5 cup Peanut Butter {I used unsalted}
  • 3 tbsp Agave 
  • Optional: Shredded Coconut flakes as a topping 
Directions:
  • Mix Cheerios, granola and peanuts in mixing bowl
  • Heat and melt peanut butter and agave on low heat until thin, about 2 minutes {careful not to burn}
  • Pour peanut butter/ agave mix over Cheerio mix and stir until blended 
  • Cover a 9 x 9 dish with saran wrap and dump mix in dish, pressing to form a hard surface
  • Place in freezer for 1 hour to harden {or in fridge for 2 hours} 
  • Once cool and hard, take out of dish and break apart into chunks.
  • Enjoy!! 





16 comments:

  1. These look delicious and brilliant! Do you have to store them in the frig?

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    1. Yes, I keep them in the fridge to stay hard...if you like them more soft, then the fridge is not necessary! Thank you xx

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  2. Looking like a healthy treat for kids.
    Hope you have a great day!!!
    Karren
    oxox

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    1. Thank you, hope you had a great day too!! xx

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  3. These look amazing! I'll be pinning these - and trying them today! I have everything I need to make them. So excited. My kids will love them! Thanks for linking up with Tuesday Talk!
    -Sarah (co-host)

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    1. Thank you for pinning! My kids love them, I hope yours did, too!! xx

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  4. I like this recipe wonder if I can get the kids to eat it thanks for sharing have a great day

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    1. I hope your kids will love it as much as mine!! Enjoy and thank you! xx

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  5. looks like a yummy snack for outings and such been sharing a few myself hope you can pay a visit over at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  6. They looks so yummy! Can't wait to try this recipe out. Thanks.

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    1. Thank you!! Let me know how they turn out!

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  7. YUM! These look delicious. Cheerios are still my fave snack, and this sounds like a great, homemade granola bar. Thanks for sharing at DDT!

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    1. I love Cheerios too! One of my fav snacks for on the go! Thank you!!

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