Trail Mix Cereal Bars
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Serves: 16
 
Ingredients
  • 3½ C Cheerios or oat cereal
  • 1 C regular/quick oats
  • ½ C crushed pretzels*
  • ½ C + 2 tbsp creamy or crunchy peanut butter
  • ½ C honey
  • 3 tbsp coconut sugar or granulated sugar
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil, measured in solid state
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ C mixed nuts*
  • ¼ C M&M's or candy coated chocolate pieces
  • ¼ C dark chocolate chips
  • ¼ C peanut butter chips
Instructions
  1. Line a 9x9 inch baking dish with aluminum foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large, heat safe bowl, combine Cheerios, oats, and pretzels. Set aside.
  3. In a medium saucepan, combine peanut butter, honey, sugar, and coconut oil. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil for one minute, stirring constantly to prevent scorching. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract.
  4. Carefully pour mixture over the top of the cereal mixture. Stir to coat. Stir in mixed nuts, candy coated chocolate, dark chocolate chips, and peanut butter chips.
  5. Press mixture into prepared baking dish. Refrigerate for one hour or allow to cool completely at room temperature before cutting into bars.
  6. Store in an airtight container. (If your coconut oil is liquid at room temperature, you may need to store the bars in the refrigerator.)
Notes
*The finer you crush the pretzels and nuts, the easier the bars will stay together.
Recipe by A Kitchen Addiction at https://www.a-kitchen-addiction.com/trail-mix-cereal-bars/