Strawberry and Almond Cereal Bars

Granola bar recipes can include many ingredients and take hours to make, but this recipe calls for only five ingredients for easy brown rice cereal bars that are a perfect snack as we get back to the busy school year season.
By Alexandra Azary

Granola bar recipes can include many ingredients and take hours to make, but this recipe calls for only five ingredients for easy brown rice cereal bars that are a perfect snack as we get back to the busy school year season.

All busy days should call for only 5-ingredient recipes, am I right? Nothing too fussy or complicated – just 5 ingredients and 5 steps on the way to healthy snacking bliss – AMEN.

These quick and easy cereal bars are perfect this month as kids go back to school and everyone is busy. With nothing more than a few natural ingredients, sweetened with agave, and loaded with (healthy!) almonds and strawberries this is a great snack or breakfast on the go.

Strawberry and Almond Cereal Bars
 
Granola bar recipes can include many ingredients and take hours to make, but this recipe calls for only five ingredients for easy brown rice cereal bars that are a perfect snack as we get back to the busy school year season.
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Recipe Type: Snack, Breakfast
Serves: 12 bars
Ingredients
  • 2½ ounces (2 cups) brown rice cereal
  • 1 ounce (1½ cups) freeze-dried strawberries, coarsely chopped
  • 3½ ounces (1 cup) sliced almonds, toasted*
  • 4½ ounces (1/2 cup) almond butter
  • 4½ ounces (3/8 cup) agave nectar
Instructions
  1. Line an 8" square pan with foil and grease foil with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together the brown rice cereal, freeze-dried strawberries, and almonds.
  3. In a small saucepan set over medium heat, heat agave until temperature reaches 255ºF on an instant-read or candy thermometer. Remove from heat immediately and add to dry ingredients along with almond butter. Mix everything together until evenly combined.
  4. Press mixture into bottom of prepared pan in a flat, compact layer. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours, or until firm. Use foil to lift bars from pan and slice.
  5. Once cut, transfer bars to an airtight container and store in refrigerator. For best texture, allow to soften at room temperature for a couple minutes before eating.
Notes
*To toast almonds, place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and toast in a 350ºF oven for about 8 minutes, until golden and fragrant.

 

Alexandra Azary

Alexandra Azary

Alexandra is a self-taught baker and food photographer who shares her creations on her personal blog, Confessions of a Bright-Eyed Baker. She's passionate about food and aims to inspire more people to bake from scratch and get comfortable in the kitchen.

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