To be completely honest, I made these for me. But bonus! My kids love them too.
I really miss cereal. It’s not that I ever ate cereal all that often, but some mornings I just don’t feel like eating a big breakfast. Sometimes it’s because I’m doing a morning workout. Sometimes it’s just that I’m not in the mood to cook up meat and veggies. That’s when I really crave a bowl of Cheerios.
This is my substitute. These bars are packed with protein and energy. A small bar satisfies my hunger enough to get through a workout and most importantly, I don’t have to read any labels. I know exactly what’s in there.
We took a long road trip last summer that involved staying in lots of hotels. My family ate the hotel breakfast each morning, but I knew that I had to be picky about what I ate. So I brought along a batch of these bars. They do best if kept refrigerated, so we kept a cooler with us and used the mini fridge in our hotel room. I’d pull one of these out for breakfast and grab a piece of fruit, sometimes some meat, from the breakfast buffet, and I had a safe and hearty breakfast each morning.
For my kids, who are perpetually hungry, these bars are a wonderful snack. They’re just sweet enough and very filling. They don’t care that they’re also good for them. I put some mini chocolate chips in their’s so they really feel like a treat.
Another bonus: this recipe is super quick to put together, especially if you have a food processor.
Make a batch of these bars and feel good about your snacks!