No-Bake Salted Honey Cereal Bars

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No-Bake Salted Honey Cereal Bars are a crunchy, sweet-and-salty and delectable dessert you can eat for breakfast.

Make these No-Bake Salted Honey Cereal Bars for a breakast-themed dessert or snack! (via feastandwest.com)

I’ve loved baking ever since I was a kid, but when I was in college, it came to a halt. My dorm only had one oven in the tiny basement kitchenette, and I learned the hard way that it didn’t work well. (Sorry, undercooked brownies and sad roommates.)

And that made it hard to put to use the baking supplies my mom had given me. So, I had to get creative with no-bake treats! I made tons of drop cookies and cereal bars, to the delight of my dorm-mates. Ever since then, I have fallen in love with sharing food with friends, family and neighbors. I love to see the delight on their faces!

Make these No-Bake Salted Honey Cereal Bars for a breakast-themed dessert or snack! (via feastandwest.com)

One of the no-bake treats I used to make for my dorm-mates was cereal bars — we’d get late-night cravings for something sweet, but all we had on hand was cereal. Time to get creative! While cereal is great for breakfast, it magically tastes better at midnight.

Especially when you mix it with gooey marshmallows, melted butter, honey and a sprinkling of sea salt. I partnered with Post to bring you one of my favorite cereal bar recipes — No-Bake Salted Honey Cereal Bars. Click through for the recipe! // susannah

Make these No-Bake Salted Honey Cereal Bars for a breakast-themed dessert or snack! (via feastandwest.com)

The key with cereal bars is to use your favorite cereal! Post has a bunch of flavors of cereal that would work. I used the classic Honey Bunches of Oats Honey Roasted, but for an added crunch you could try Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds! If you’re gluten-free, Post now has Honey Bunches of Oats Gluten Free Chocolate that you could substitute. They also make Crunch O’s and Kung Fu Panda Po Power Crunch that you could use. (All available at Wal-Mart, where I found mine.) 

Make these No-Bake Salted Honey Cereal Bars for a breakast-themed dessert or snack! (via feastandwest.com)

Make these No-Bake Salted Honey Cereal Bars for a breakast-themed dessert or snack! (via feastandwest.com)

Here’s a quick photo run-down of how to make these cereal bars! Scroll down for the full printable recipe!

Make these No-Bake Salted Honey Cereal Bars for a breakast-themed dessert or snack! (via feastandwest.com)

Gather all your ingredients — 3 tablespoons butter, 10 ounces of marshmallows, 6 cups Post’s Honey Bunches of Oats Honey Roasted cereal, 1/4 cup honey and sea salt. Grease a 13 x 9 inch pan with cooking spray.

 

Make these No-Bake Salted Honey Cereal Bars for a breakast-themed dessert or snack! (via feastandwest.com)

In a saucepan, melt the butter. (I forgot to take a picture of that step, but you can do it!) Then, add the marshmallows and stir until melted.

 

Make these No-Bake Salted Honey Cereal Bars for a breakast-themed dessert or snack! (via feastandwest.com)

Next, stir in the honey!

 

Make these No-Bake Salted Honey Cereal Bars for a breakast-themed dessert or snack! (via feastandwest.com)

Measure out the cereal.

 

Make these No-Bake Salted Honey Cereal Bars for a breakast-themed dessert or snack! (via feastandwest.com)

Stir the cereal into the marshmallow mixture.

 

Make these No-Bake Salted Honey Cereal Bars for a breakast-themed dessert or snack! (via feastandwest.com)

With a spatula, spread the mixture into the greased baking pan. Sprinkle with sea salt. Allow to cool completely. Cut into 2-inch squares. They’re best if you serve them the same day!

Make these No-Bake Salted Honey Cereal Bars for a breakast-themed dessert or snack! (via feastandwest.com)

No-Bake Salted Honey Cereal Bars

Yield: 24 bars
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

No-Bake Salted Honey Cereal Bars are a crunchy, sweet-and-salty and delectable dessert you can eat for breakfast or a snack!

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 10 ounces marshmallows
  • 6 cups Post's Honey Bunches of Oats Honey Roasted cereal
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • sea salt

Instructions

  1. Grease a 9 x 13-inch baking dish. Set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until smooth and melted. Remove from heat. Stir in the honey.
  3. Stir in the cereal until well coated.
  4. With a spatula, spread the mixture into the greased baking pan. Sprinkle with sea salt. Allow to cool completely. Cut into 2-inch squares. They're best if you serve them the same day!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 108Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 96mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 12gProtein: 1g

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  1. Stephanie says

    What a great recipe idea! My husband just brought home the Honey Bunches of Oats Gluten Free Chocolate cereal and my boys loved it! I’ll have to give this cereal bar recipe a try – I’m all about no bake these days since my 3 year old is always underfoot! #client

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