A lot of cereal bars get eaten in our house. I would rather my little ones ate nice snacks and not some additive bar with a bit of cereal in it, which is why I used to buy organic children’s bars (looking at their price, you would think they have gold leaf in them!). Not only were they expensive, but I also found them rather disgusting when I tried them. My children like them, but I would never choose to eat them, so I thought I would try to make our own cereal bars.
I found a few recipes and decided to adapt one from Lauren’s latest, as it was by far the quickest and did not require baking. I have been making them with the children, changing something here, something here for the past nine months or so and we all love them. I finally got our white chocolate and cranberry cereal bar recipe absolutely perfect recently.
Crevette has them in his lunchbox, Beanie eats them as a mid-afternoon afternoon treat, I have them with a cup of tea, hubby takes them to work as a snack and we sometimes have them for dessert (why not, hey!)
They are tasty and take minutes to make. You can keep them at room temperature in a sealed container for a few days or freeze them for when you have nothing to put in a lunchbox (yours or the kids’).
To make them gluten free, we use Nature’s Path Gluten Free Crispy Rice as well as their rolled oats.
You can swap the white chocolate and cranberries for whatever you fancy. I tried a triple chocolate and marshmallow combination that was rather moreish!