Blueberry Cereal Bars


Remember those cereal bars of the early 2000's? These are much healthier and inexpensive to make -- you probably have at least half the ingredients in your cupboard right now.

Blueberry Cereal Bars
Photo: Jacob Fox
Prep Time:
15 mins
Chill Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 15 mins


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • ½ cup almond butter

  • cup butter, cut up

  • cup packed brown sugar

  • cup pure maple syrup

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 3 cup regular rolled oats, toasted*

  • 1 cup crisp rice cereal

  • 1 4 ounce pkg. dried blueberries (2/3 cup)

  • ½ cup chopped toasted pecans or almonds

  • 2 tablespoon chia seeds


  1. Line a 13x9-inch baking pan with foil, extending foil over edges of pan. Lightly coat foil with cooking spray.

  2. In a large saucepan combine almond butter, butter, brown sugar, and maple syrup. Bring to boiling over medium-high heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Boil, stirring constantly, 30 seconds. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla and salt. Add the next five ingredients (through chia seeds); stir to combine.

  3. Spoon mixture into prepared baking pan; press firmly. Cover with waxed paper, set another pan inside, and weigh mixture down with cans of food. Chill about 2 hours or until firm enough to cut. Remove cans and pan. Using foil, lift uncut bars from pan. Cut into bars.

To Store

Place bars in a single layer in an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator up to 3 days.


To toast oats, stir in a dry skillet over medium heat until golden brown.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

209 Calories
11g Fat
26g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 209
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 86mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 2.2mg 11%
Calcium 45mg 3%
Iron 1.5mg 8%
Potassium 100mg 2%
Folate, total 14.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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