Homemade Fiber One Cereal Bars with Walnuts and Dried Fruit
Recipe type: Snack
Serves: 12
Every morning, my husband makes himself a bowl of high-fiber cereal topped with yogurt and blueberries. At 10am, he has toast. No kidding. He’s a creature of habit. For me, however, when it comes to breakfast and snacks, I prefer variety, which why I love these bars. They're made with fiber-filled Fiber One Original and no-sugar-added dried fruits including dates, raisins, and apricots.
  • 1 cup Fiber One(TM) Original cereal
  • ½ cup Corn Chex(TM) cereal
  • 1 cup walnut halves
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ cup apricots
  • ½ cup pitted dates
  • 3 tablespoons mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly oil or coat an 8 x 8-inch baking pan or dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Place the Fiber One(TM) and Corn Chex cereals in a gallon-size resealable plastic bag and seal to close. Place on a cutting board and use the bottom of a small saucepan or a meat mallet to gently smash and break the cereal into small pieces. Transfer to a large mixing bowl. Place the walnuts in the same bag, seal, and use the same technique to smash into small pieces, about the size of lentils. Add to the cereal.
  3. Working in batches, place the dried fruit on the cutting board. Use a sharp knife to chop the fruit into small pieces, similar to the size of the walnuts. Transfer to the mixing bowl along with the chocolate chips, cinnamon, and salt. Stir until well combined.
  4. Whisk together the eggs, honey, and vanilla in a separate bowl until well combined. Add to the cereal mixture and stir to combine. Spread the mixture evenly in the prepared pan, and flatten gently with the back of a spoon or rubber spatula. Bake 16 to 18 minutes, or until the edges turn golden brown. Let cool completely in the pan before slicing into twelve 2 x 2½- inch bars.
Nutrition facts apply to recipe as written above, but alternating dried fruit toppings, using just one or a combination of two are always an option, as well.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 bar Calories: 180 Fat: 8g Saturated fat: 1g Carbohydrates: 28g Sodium: 92mg Fiber: 5g Protein: 4g Cholesterol: 31g
Recipe by Lizs Healthy Table at https://www.lizshealthytable.com/2021/01/05/homemade-fiber-one-cereal-bars-with-walnuts-and-dried-fruit/