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Fruity Pebbles Cereal Granola Bars

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I love the idea of easy and healthy snacks in my daughter’s lunch box. Most of the time, I go for convenience and just pull “stuff” out of box and put it in her lunch box. 
This year, I hope to do better and make more of her lunch snacks at home.
So, for a Back to School Lunchbox idea, what could be better than granola bars? 
I wanted to add a lot of healthy nuts, oats, and flaxseed to my granola bars to counter the sweetness of the cereal, dried fruit and honey.

Post Fruity Pebbles Granola Bars packed full of healthy nuts and sweet cereal.  #PebblesBTS
I packed these full of Pecans, Macadamia Nuts, and Almonds! 
I also tossed in some extra Flaxseed for the added Omega-3 and fiber.
The dried Mango and Pineapple complemented the Fruity Pebbles and, let’s face it, looked pretty.
Holding all of this goodness together is butter, honey, and corn syrup.

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I got a majority of the ingredients from Walgreens. I admit, I don’t do grocery shopping at Walgreens, but when I got in there, I was amazed at what I found.
I picked up my Post Fruity Pebbles, Old Fashioned Oats, pecans, almonds, mango and pineapple at Walgreens. Everything else, I had at home already. 

Post Fruity Pebbles Granola Bars packed full of healthy nuts and sweet cereal.  #PebblesBTS
One of the great things about Pebbles is that it’s Gluten Free. You can make these granola bars gluten free by purchasing speciality oats. 
I hope you and your little one enjoy making these Fruity Pebbles Granola Bars.
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For more fun ideas with Post Pebbles Cereals check out these posts

Healthful Pebbles Granola Bars

by Karyn Granrud
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Keywords: snack macadamia nut pineapple mango cereal bars
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Ingredients (14 bars)
  • 2 C Fruity Pebbles Cereal
  • 1 C Oats
  • 1 C Almond Slivers
  • 1/2 C chopped pecans
  • 1/2 C chopped Macadamia Nuts
  • 1/2 C chopped dried Pineapple
  • 1/2 C chopped dried Mango
  • 2 Tbls ground flax seeds
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1/4 C honey
  • 1/4 C light corn syrup
Instructions
Preheat oven to 350 deg F.
Mix all ingredients together and coat well. Line a 9×9 pan with foil and add cereal mixture to the pan. Press into pan to smooth out.
Bake for 15 minutes. Allow several hours to completely cool! Overnight is best.
Cut into bars, wrap up, and stash into lunchboxes!
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Shortbread Dulce de Leche Bars

Hi Everyone!
I made you some easy Shortbread Dulce de Leche Bars!
Some might call them Millionare Bars.
I called them delicious.
Head on over to Uncommon Designs to check out this super simple recipe.
I’ll be sharing more recipes in May and June. Let me know what kind of treat you’d like to see!
Shortbread Dulce de Leche Bars

by Karyn Granrud
Keywords: chocolate caramel bars
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Ingredients

    For the Shortbread

    • 1/2 C Butter
    • 1 Cup Flour
    • 1/3 Cup Sugar
    • dash of salt

    For the Dulce de Leche

    • 1 (14 oz) can of Sweetened Condensed Milk
    • 1 tablespoon Butter

    For the Chocolate Layer

    • 6 oz. Bittersweet Chocolate
    • Fleur de Sel or fine Sea Salt
    Instructions

    for the Shortbread

    Preheat the oven to 350 deg F. Place a sheet of foil into an 8 x 8 baking dish and add cooking spray. Set aside.
    In a food processor, place all the dry ingredients and give it a pulse or two to combine. Cut the cold stick of butter into small squares and add to the food processor. Pulse until the butter is incorporated and the batter starts to stick to itself. Press the dough into the baking dish and bake for 20 minutes until the edges are brown.
    Set aside to cool for 30 minutes.

    For the Dulce de Leche Layer

    Pour milk and butter into a heavy bottomed saucepan and place over low heat. Stir constantly as it comes to a boil. Continue stirring for 20 minutes. The milk will turn thick and light brown. (NOTE – I should have kept it on the stove for 5 more minutes. I pulled it off early because I was nervous of it burning.) Pour over shortbread place in the fridge to cool.

    For the Chocolate Layer

    Chop chocolate and place in double boiler and melt. Or a glass bowl and microwave to melt it. Melt for 30 second interval at 80% power with a lot of stirring in between. Once smooth, pour on top and allow to harden. This may take a long time depending on your home temperature and humidity. Wait for it to get firm, but not hard and sprinkle on some salt. Place into fridge to completely set.
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