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Crispy Honey-Almond Cereal Bars

Delicious, crispy, and healthy cereal bars that the kids can help you make

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword almond, almonds, cereal, cereal bars, honey, snack
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 12


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup puffed rice cereal (or other crispy cereal)
  • 1 cup crispy brown rice cereal (or other crispy cereal)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup dried fruit (we used a mixture of cranberries and blueberries)
  • 1 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 tbsp peanut oil (or vegetable oil)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 tbsp real maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • kosher salt for garnish (optional)


  1. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, cereals, and dried fruits. Set aside.

  2. Put the slivered almonds into a food processor and process to a fine powder. Gradually add the oil until clumps begin to form and it takes on the consistency of almond butter. Add the honey, maple syrup, and vanilla, and process until smooth.

  3. Pour the almond mixture into the bowl with the cereal mixture and stir to combine (it will be very sticky). (This is a great job for keeping a kid occupied for a while.)

  4. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Line an 8 x 11-inch pan with parchment paper and spray lightly with cooking spray or oil. Press the mixture (another good kid job) in the pan until flat and even. Sprinkle with a small amount of kosher salt if you like a salty/sweet bar.

  5. Bake at 325 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes, or until golden brown. Allow to cool for at least 30 minutes until slicing.

  6. When you are ready to slice, use the parchment paper to remove the entire sheet of bars from the pan, and then cut then into clean pieces using a long, sharp knife. Store in a tightly sealed container to keep them crispy.