23
Aug

Take Along Oatmeal Bars

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With back-to-school right around the corner, I’m looking for easy and nutritious snacks for my kids. These oatmeal bars from Life Made Delicious are just that. I whipped up a batch last weekend and the kids devoured them. Because they contain nuts, they aren’t appropriate for my kids to bring to their nut-free school, but they make a great breakfast on the go, or a great after-school snack. My kids are in lots of extracurriculars after school – dancing, soccer, swimming, etc. and sometimes they need to grab a quick and filling snack before we head out the door. These bars are protein-rich and help stave off hunger for awhile. These oatmeal bars are different from other oatmeal bars we’ve had before because they not only contain oats, but they contain a favourite breakfast cereal too – oatmeal crisp.

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Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients:

1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/3 cup honey
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup diced dried fruit – I used dried blueberries, dried cranberries, and dried apricots
2 cups Oatmeal Crisp Cereal – I used almond
1 cup old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup sliced almonds

Directions:

1. Grease bottom and sides of 9-inch square pan with small amount of butter.

2. In 3-quart saucepan, heat sugar, butter, honey and cinnamon to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly; remove from heat. Stir in dried fruit. Stir in remaining ingredients.

3. Press mixture in pan with back of wooden spoon. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Cut into bars.

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After cooling for 30 minutes, my bars didn’t want to stay together so I popped them in the freezer for awhile. This helped firm them up quite a bit so I was able to cut them into squares and bars. Then I wrapped them in wax paper and placed them in an air-tight container for the kids to grab-an-go!

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Disclosure: I am part of the Life Made Delicious Blogger program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.

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2 thoughts on “Take Along Oatmeal Bars

  1. Modern Day Mummying

    I’m loving all of these ideas! My baby girl (not so much a baby!) will be starting school after Christmas and I’m already bookmarking lunchbox ideas! These are perfect as they are nut free :)

    Sophie xo

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