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Honey Nut Cereal Bars

Here is a fun way to take cereal on the go during this hectic holiday season. They are kid friendly, and also make a great lunch box snack.

Honey Nut Cereal Bars


Katie @ onceamonthmeals.com


  • 3.5 cups  honey nut toasted oat cereal
  • 0.25 cups chopped pecans
  • 0.25 cups raisins
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 0.33 cups brown sugar
  • 0.25 cups honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 0.125 teaspoon cinnamon


Line a baking pan with parchment paper. In a large bowl, combine cereal, pecans and raisins. Set aside. In a saucepan, cook butter, sugar, honey, vanilla and cinnamon over medium heat.  Bring to a boil, stirring continuously so it doesn’t burn. Allow to boil for 2-3 minutes, then remove from heat. Spoon sugar/butter mixture over cereal and stir well to combine. Using a spatula, pour into lined baking pan and press down flat.  Allow to cool for 30 minutes. Cut into equal pieces, then serve.

Freezing Directions:

Prepare as directed above.  Allow to cool for 30 minutes. Cut into equal pieces, then wrap individually in plastic wrap. Place into indicated number of freezer bags, label and freeze. TO SERVE: Thaw on countertop for 10 minutes.

Servings:  12

**conversion chart image provided by Erik Spiekermann

6 Responses to “Honey Nut Cereal Bars”

  1. Lindsey says:

    Made these today with plain toasted oat cereal and no raisins (didn’t have any) and they taste amazing! My two year old loved them as well!
    Will definitely make again.

  2. Judith Royea says:

    Do you use a 9×13 baking pan? Also, can I use wax paper instead of parchment paper?

  3. Opal says:

    Do these taste good after being thawed? Does the oat cereal become mushy etc.? Thanks for responding.

    • Lisa says:

      Opal – Great question! When I have made them they do not become mushy and are certainly tasty! My kids love them for a quick breakfast on the go!

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