Lunch Box Cereal Bars

Author: Canadian Living

If you can't find dried berry fruit mix, use equal amounts of raisins, dried cranberries, dried cherries and dried blueberries, available at bulk food stores and most supermarkets.

  • Portion size 18 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups toasted-oat cereal rounds
  • 2 cups mixed dried berry fruit
  • 2 cups trail mix
  • 1 cup cornflakes
  • 1 cup crispy rice cereal
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 2/3 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup liquid honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Method

Grease 13- x 9-inch (3.5 L) metal cake pan; set aside.

In large heatproof bowl, stir together oat cereal rounds, dried berry fruit mix, cornflakes, rice cereal and coconut.

In saucepan, bring brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, honey and salt to boil over medium-high heat, stirring often. Boil, stirring constantly, until foamy, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Let stand for 1 minute. Pour over cereal mixture, stirring until evenly coated.

Scrape into prepared pan. Using greased spatula, press firmly into even layer. Let cool completely. Cut into 18 bars. (Make-ahead: Layer between waxed paper in airtight container and store for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 2 weeks.)

Nutritional facts Per bar: about

  • Sodium 144 mg
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 174.0
  • Total fat 5 g
  • Cholesterol 11 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 34 g

%RDI

  • Iron 9.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 2.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 3.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 4.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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