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Kernel Crunch Cereal Bars

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Ingredients

75g cranberries

60g puffed rice cereal

45g dark chocolate

40g whole almonds

40g pumpkin seeds

30g cashew kernels

35g butter

35g honey

30g light brown soft sugar

15g oats

5g any small seeds such as linseed or sesame

Take a look at this delicious cereal bar recipe which utilises natural ingredients, is easy to make and yields 14 bars. 

Method:

Preheat the oven to 160*c and lightly grease a 10 x 6 baking tin and line with baking paper

1: Measure out the almonds and cashew kernels then roughly chop them into big chunky bits then place them in a large mixing bowl. Weigh out the cranberries and roughly chop into smaller pieces then add them to the nuts. Finally add the remaining dry ingredients to the mixing bowl, stir to combine and set aside.

 

2: Put the sugar, butter and honey into a small saucepan then melt it slowly over a medium heat until no traces of sugar remain. Remove it from the heat and pour it over the dry ingredients and combine well. Now squash the mixture into the lined tin and press down hard all over, making sure it feels firm and looks fairly level.

 

3: Pop it into the preheated oven for around 20 minutes or until it is golden brown, make sure it doesn’t overcook as this will ruin the texture. Once its done remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin almost completely. Carefully remove from the tin peeling the paper off as you do  then chop into 14 pieces.


4: Melt the dark chocolate either in a bowl over simmering water or in short blasts in the microwave, briefly allow it to cool before drizzling all over the bars in whatever pattern takes your fancy. Once its all set you are ready to eat these little beauties anytime you need a snack packed with energy and nutrients, enjoy!

This recipe can be easily doubled if you want to make a mega batch and they will keep for several days in an airtight container.

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