Friday, December 18, 2009

Cheerios Breakfast Bars

In looking for something a little different to serve for breakfast, I tried these. The recipe was for a breakfast cookie, but I decided that bars are just as good and take far less time! Everyone liked them and with a variety of fruit on the side, it seemed to be a nice change.

They are a whole lot healthier than the standard cereal bar at the grocery store and even better than many of the other breakfast bar recipes I found around the Internet, many contained marshmallows... I just can't go that far for breakfast!

Try these out for a simple, easy and even on the go option for the morning:

Cheerios Breakfast Bars
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup water
1 T vanilla
1 egg
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup oats
1 cup raisins
1/2 t salt
1/2 t baking soda
4 cups Cheerios

Heat oven to 375. Beat together sugar, butter, peanut butter, water, vanilla and egg. Add all dry ingredients except cereal and raisins. Gently stir in cereal and raisins. Spread and press dough on to a greased cookie sheet. Bake 13-15 minutes. Let them stand for five minutes before cutting and removing from baking sheet.

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