My one year old sure does have a mind of her own; she is very picky and knows what she wants! I used to think that babies are not capable of complex thinking but after observing her, I am now well aware that babies are so much smarter than we think! When we go to the supermarket she grabs the stuff she likes and throws whatever she doesn’t like out of the cart.
While I was shopping at Walgreens this morning, she grabbed the box of honey bunches of oats and began “reading” it so she can decide if she should leave it or toss it out; fortunately, she kept it so I wanted to make something special with it. I decided to go for these delicious honey roasted cereal bars because I love the clusters in honey bunches of oats and was dying to try them in a cereal bar.
With just 3 ingredients these cereal bars are super quick and easy to make and are great for snacking. All you need to make these is a box of honey roasted honey bunches of oats ( which is on sale for Walgreens for $1.99 from March 30 thru April 5) , a can of sweetened condensed milk, and 2 tablespoons of butter. You basically mix all the ingredients in a large bowl and bake for 25 minutes then cut them up and wrap them in plastic wrap for easier access.
I baked a batch of these and as soon as I took them out of the oven the whole family smelled the wonderful smell and couldn’t keep their hands of of them. I folded the rest in plastic wrap for a fresh on the go snack.
- 5 cups Honey Roasted Honey Bunches of Oats Cereal
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- Heat oven to 350 degrees F and line a 8x8 or 9x9 pan with parchment paper, set aside.
- Lightly processor the cereal in a food processor for about 30 seconds (this step is not mandatory but recommended for denser bars). In a large mixing bowl, mix the cereal, condensed milk, and melted butter until well combine.
- Pour the mixture into the lined baking pan and press firmly and evenly over the entire surface. Bake for 20-30 minutes, 20 minutes for chewy and soft bars, 25 minutes for lightly crunchy bars, and 30 minutes for really crunchy bars. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes, cut into 10-12 bars.
- Bars can be stored at room temperature for up to 2 weeks in plastic wrap or an air tight container.
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Gloria Chrzanowski says
I have a 14 oz. can of sweetened condensed milk. Is that the right amount for this recipe?
Yes, that should work!
Lori Sorrentino says
I have a bunch of fresh raspberries can I add them to these bars?
Yes, that should work!
What size condensed milk?
What did I do wrong? I have a sticky mess instead of tidy bars. I used Cheerios mixed with SCM, baked it and let it cool. When I tried to cut it into bars, o get blobs. Anybudeas how to fix?
MarYann Mazzaferro says
I have made this ReCipe numerous times!!!! I have trIed diffErent kinds of cereals- my favorite is lemon blueberry clusters by SPecial K! I used fat free condensed milk for my daughter and mailed them to her twice! My husband loves them too! A very versatile recipe! You can makE it into a dessert with vanilla ice ice cream and fresh fruit On the side!
How many calories are in this? I am not trying to loose weight or anything just trying to keep track to ensure I don’t over do it. These sound delicious by the way!Cute daughter:)
Love this idea! Do you think I could substitute oats and more sweetener (honey, brown sugar) for the cereal?
Rachel @ Little Ivie Lane says
I’m seriously addicted to Honey Bunches of Oats…I can’t even fathom how much I would be addicted to these! Maybe I should stay away…but I don’t think I will 😉
What an easy and delicious snack Layla!
Chris @ Shared Appetite says
Wow what a simple and easy recipe! These look delicious!
Kayle (The Cooking Actress) says
lol! Babies are crazy smart-they can even be manipulative lol. so silly! I love these cereal bars, they look super simple and delicious and like the perfect grab-n-go snack!
What a fun recipe Layla – love that this only has 3 ingredients 🙂 Sounds like a great treat. Aaw, and your daughter is so adorable 🙂
Thank you so much for your sweet comments, Kelly!
And I wonder, why buy those? Great idea! 🙂 ela
Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ says
WOW, only 3 ingredients! This recipe is right up my alley!
Kathy @ Olives & Garlic says
I am definitely making a whole bunch. These are great for my 6 year old’s lunch box and for my snack drawer at work. Yum
Kathy, I’m sure he’s going to love them! 🙂
Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron says
3 ingredients?! LOVE this idea Layla! And what a cute picture of your little girl – love that pink bow! Pinned!
Melanie @ Carmel Moments says
Mmmm…. love the simplicity. So good!
Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes says
Looks so easy and sounds so delicious Layla! You think I could use honey instead of condensed milk?
Layla @ Brunch Time Baker says
Yes, Honey works very good as well! use 1/2 cup of honey and 1/4 cup brown sugar instead of the condensed milk.
TARA LONGO says
hI, MY HUSBAND LOVED THESE BUT WANTS SOME PEANUT BUTTER IN THEM. WHATS YOUR OPINION ON HOW MUCH TO ADD?
I would add a few tablespoons but not too much that it would make the bars fall apart.
Helen @ Scrummy Lane says
I’m really getting into this whole ‘make your own granola bars’ thing, Layla. Another great version … brilliant and pinning!
Thanks for pinning Helen! 🙂 Once you trying making the granola bars your never going to stop!