This post is sponsored by General Mills, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
Breakfast has a special place in my heart. I love the mornings that I can sit down and enjoy a homemade breakfast and start my day at a slow pace. Sometimes though, appointments, meetings or work can get in the way of those slow moving mornings and it calls for a quicker breakfast. Truthfully, there are days where a bowl of cereal takes too long. Cereal happens to be one of my favorite breakfasts though, so I decided to combat the crazy on-the-go mornings with these homemade cereal bars featuring a favorite cereal of mine, Cheerios.
Homemade Cereal Bars
I had never thought to make my own cereal bars, but the in store ones can be so expensive so this at home recipe is the perfect solution. My breakfasts lately have started with a fresh glass of orange juice. It’s the perfect way to give me a jump start to the day and I love the boost of Vitamin C starting the day off.
Homemade cereal bars are so incredibly easy to make, I was so shocked. Are you ready for your shopping list? Cheerios, mini marshmallows, and milk chocolate. That’s all you need to make your own homemade cereal bars that will start your morning on the perfect foot.
Cheerios cereal bars are the perfect on the go breakfast or snack. When Steven tried these bars he said that he loved the way he could still taste the true Cheerios taste, which with some store bought bars you can’t taste the cereal as much as you can taste the added sugar. I prefer adding just a little chocolate drizzle on top for some added sweetness.
- 1 part mini marshmallows
- 2 parts Cheerios
- 1 bar milk chocolate (or 1 cup milk chocolate chips)
- Place Cheerios and marshmallows in microwavable bowl
- Microwave in increments of 30 seconds until marshmallows are melted
- Mix together Cheerios and marshmallows until solidified
- Once cool enough to touch, form into a brick shape
- After cooling, cut into bars with a knife
- Microwave chocolate until melted (around 30 seconds) and drizzle over cereal bars
These cereal bars are totally customizable, you can use any cereal and even vary the chocolate drizzle with another kind of chocolate for variety. Right now my favorite is definitely the Cheerios and milk chocolate blend! Add a glass of Florida orange juice and you have a complete breakfast on the go!
This combination can be found at your local grocery store and when you purchase one box of Cheerios and a carton of Florida Orange Juice you can get special savings using this coupon.
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