Mixing the Ingredients for the Cereal Bars.

One of the books we enjoy cooking recipes from is “First Meals” by Annabel Karmel. The recipes are delicious, easy to make, healthy, and kid friendly.

Not too long ago we made the Apricot Cereal Bars, which would make a great summer kid’s snack. I put my own spin on the recipe and wanted to share it with you. They cereal bars are tasty and very fun to make.

Ingredients We Used

  • 2 Cups of Oatmeal
  • 3 1/2 Cups of Rice Krispies
  • 2/3 Cup of Chopped Dried Apricots
  • 1/2 Cup Pecans, Chopped (optional)
  • 1/2 Cup of Butter (unsalted)
  • 1/3 Cup Corn Syrup
  • 1/2 Cup of Butterscotch Chocolate Chips (I was a little hesitant to add the chocolate, but in moderation it’s fine)

Mix Well

Mix most of the dry ingredients such as the oatmeal, Rice Krispies, and peacans. Heat ingredients that need to be melted together such as the butter, syrup, and chocolate.  Mix both the melted ingredients and the dry ingredients in a foil-lined pan. Smooth the ingredients into a large rectangle/ square covering the pan. Put the pan in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.

Cereal Bars in Tin Pan

According to “First Meals” this snack provides fiber, iron, magnesium, potassium, B vitamins including folate, and vitamin A.

All done and ready to eat.