Oat Cereal Bars

Oat Cereal Bars

Wanting a gluten-free snack?! These Oat cereal bars are gluten-free ( when using gluten-free oats and rice cereal) which have the perfect amount of chocolate and sweetness which that delicious added crunch.

Oat Cereal Bars

Oats are considered to be healthy as they are rich in protein, dietary finer and B vitamins. Did you know that Oats also have cholesterol lowering properties and are also low GI foods, and tend to keep you fuller for longer. Did you know most of our oats come from Russia and Canada?! Well yes it’s true, I always assumed you need lots of heat but I guess I was completely wrong! 

 

Oat Cereal Bars

With a lot of schools now not allowing nut based products, I was trying to get a little creative with pack lunch treats, so decided to make these Oat cereal snacks not containing any nuts but keeping them on the healthier side. 

Oat Cereal Bars

Adding the rice cereal gives these bars that lovely crisp crunch, but I guess you could add corn flakes, hoops and even special K. Actually I think Special K might work really well….do feel another kitchen creation whirling?!

Oat Cereal Bars

I must say, these do keep well, lasted well over a week and stayed crunchy through out until the end, I think they could easily  last 2 weeks. What is great, is that you can wrap it foil and know that it won’t turn into a crumble mush in the lunch bag as they hold their structure very well. 

 Oat Cereal Bars

Ingredients
200g Oats
100g Rice Krispies
50g Currants
115g Butter
150g Dark Brown Sugar
150g Golden Syrup
100g Dark Chocolate

Instructions

Oat Cereal Bars

Add oats and rice krispies to a bowl. 

Oat Cereal Bars

Add currents to the dry mix.

Oat Cereal Bars

Add butter, dark brown sugar, golden syrup to a small shallow pan.

Oat Cereal Bars

Over medium heat bring the butter to melt and sugar to dissolve.
Oat Cereal Bars

Pour the melted hot mixture into the bowl of dry oats, rice krispies and currants.

Oat Cereal Bars

Mix well.

Oat Cereal Bars

Press the mixture into a lined tray and bake in the oven for 10 minutes at 180c.

Oat Cereal Bars

Melt the chocolate and then drizzle over the oat cereal bar.

Oat Cereal Bars

Cover loosely with foil and chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours or overnight.

Oat Cereal Bars

Slice into small pieces and enjoy!

Oat Cereal Bars
Serves 24
Yummy crunchy chocolatey cereal bars.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 200g Oats
  2. 100g Rice Krispies
  3. 50g Currants
  4. 115g Butter
  5. 150g Dark Brown Sugar
  6. 150g Golden Syrup
  7. 100g Dark Chocolate
Instructions
  1. Add oats and rice krispies to a bowl.
  2. Add currents to the dry mix.
  3. Add butter, dark brown sugar, golden syrup to a small shallow pan.
  4. Over medium heat bring the butter to melt and sugar to dissolve.
  5. Pour the melted hot mixture into the bowl of dry oats, rice krispies and currants.
  6. Mix well.
  7. Press the mixture into a lined tray and bake in the oven for 10 minutes at 180c.
  8. Melt the chocolate and then drizzle over the oat cereal bar.
  9. Cover loosely with foil and chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  10. Slice into small pieces and enjoy!
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