Here’s an addictive snack that’s sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike.
2 cups cheerios (can be regular, apple cinnamon or honey-nut)
1/4 cup honey
3/4 cup quick oats
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp flaxseed meal
1 tbsp bran
1 tbsp brown sugar
1/4 cup melted margarine or butter
Combine cheerios and honey in a bowl. In another bowl, combine oats, cinnamon, flax, bran, and sugar. Pour margarine into oat mixture and mix together. Pour honey-coated cheerios into the oat mixture and mix until coated, breaking up any cheerios that are sticking together (it may be easier for you to use your hands for this part). Scoop out the cheerios with a slotted spoon or spatula, sifting out the excess oats, and place on a greased cookie-sheet. Bake at 300 for 8 minutes, turning them over as best you can halfway through cooking time.
Chocolate Crunchers: Omit cinnamon, add 2 tbsps of cocoa and add another tbsp of brown sugar to the oat mixture.
Peanutbutter Crunchers: Omit cinnamon, add 3 tbsp of peanutbutter to the honey and mix together before adding cheerios.
These were yummy! I used apple-cinnamon cheerios so since those are already pretty sweet I didn’t bother with the sugar. I was trying to do something similar to the Quaker Granola Crunchers, and I think it worked pretty well. My kids liked these just as much!