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Use-it-up Snack Bars

We had some small people visiting lately and there’s breakfast cereal that we won’t eat so I figured it would make the basis for a good snack bar.

I tend to buy bars for emergencies. But I always think about making my own.

This gave me a good opportunity to see what else was lurking in the cupboard.

So how would I do this?

I’m not a great cook and I have a habit of being too experimental.
I started by melting cashew nut butter, agave syrup and appelstroop in a pan over a low heat.

There was about 3 tbsp of agave so I found the appelstroop as well. It was about two thirds of a cup. I used about the same amount of the cashew but butter.


(Other syrup would do.)

Meanwhile I added dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl.

3 cups chocolate cereal
1/2 cup chopped unsalted cashew nuts
1/2 cup chopped dried cranberries
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1 cup dried porridge oats
3 tablespoons chia seed

I stirred the melted mixture into the dry ingredients. It wasn’t easy but it worked in the end.

Then I pressed it into two brownie tins that I’d lined with grease proof paper.

Then I put them in the fridge.

For as long as I could stand it!


It wasn’t easy to cut it up so I broke it into chunks. It also was a bit ugly during creation so that’s why the photos are sparse.

But it was is delicious!

It won’t last long!


22 comments on “Use-it-up Snack Bars

  1. lindaswildlifegarden
    August 29, 2014

    Reblogged this on Linda's wildlife garden and commented:
    Awesome and thank you for sharing have a blessed day Liz


  2. ladyofthecakes
    August 29, 2014

    I like the feet 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. mjh333
    August 29, 2014

    Looks great will try it very soon, thanks 🙂


    • lizard100
      August 29, 2014

      It’s pretty easy to substitute different things.


  4. Globalresidence
    August 29, 2014

    Great post! Brilliant idea! 🙂


  5. AnnetteM
    August 29, 2014

    Mmmmm – I’m hungry!


  6. BookOfBokeh
    August 29, 2014

    Can’t breath…drool pooling at feet…must breath…need homemade snack bars!!!


    • lizard100
      August 29, 2014

      Hehehehe they will be in your cupboard. The ingredients are lurking!


  7. Pekebun
    August 29, 2014

    Excellent idea!!


  8. Frugal Hausfrau
    August 30, 2014

    “For as long as I could stand it…” I love it!! And the toes showing!!


  9. Grower
    August 31, 2014

    Creative! Anything with chocolate and nuts I would snarf down in a heartbeat.


  10. Kim in Fiji
    September 1, 2014



  11. Rambling Woods
    September 1, 2014

    appelstroop….. I have to look this up


    • lizard100
      September 2, 2014

      It’s a Dutch thing. Apple syrup. Thick sweet syrup with an apple tang.


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