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Chocolate-Oat Cereal Bars

Original recipe by Alana from The Homemade Pantry cookbook, these are grab-and go granola bars that the whole family will love. They are stirred together in just a few minutes and require no baking. Make-ahead and freeze for instant snacks on hand.
Course Snacks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 16 large bars
Calories 249kcal
Author Aimee

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup brown rice syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons demerara sugar or organic cane sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 3 cups puffed cereal such as brown rice or quinoa (I used Attune's Erewhon Cocoa Crispy Brown Rice Cereal)
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Lightly oil a 9X13 baking pan.
  • In a medium saucepan, combine the oil, brown rice syrup, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt. Place over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until it comes to a boil and the sugar is dissolved.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, puffed cereal, seeds, and chocolate chips.
  • Pour the syrup over the cereal mixture and stir with a sturdy wooden spoon to combine well.
  • Press the mixture into the oiled pan and refrigerate for about an hour.
  • Cut down the center lengthwise, and then into bars and serve or store in an airtight container, refrigerated, for up to 10 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 90mg | Potassium: 116mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 1.8mg