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Help ease the after holiday and back to school blues with Homemade Granola Bars made with Quaker® Simply Granola. #LoveMyCereal #QuakerUp
The holidays and our Disney vacation are over. We are back to math facts, spelling words, and carpool.
I have a love/hate relationship carpool.
Then there’s lunch boxes to pack and afternoon snacks. But instead of passing out chips or cookies I’m bringing a little bit of Disney magic home by making Homemade Granola Bars shaped like Mickey Mouse!
Homemade Granola Bars
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 2 cups Quaker® Simply Granola
- 1 cup rice cereal
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 tablespoons of candy coated chocolates
Since we arrived home the children have been begging me to make a special treat with our new Mickey Mouse cutter. It was the one souvenir they insisted that Mama buy for myself! Lucky for them the cookie cutter is the perfect size for making Homemade Granola Bars.
I was gathering the ingredients Little Boy ran to grab his Sorcerer Mickey to include in the picture. We couldn’t have Mickey granola bars without the mouse himself looking over the process.
Tootsie took one look at Mickey then stomped off in a huff. She quickly returned with an armful of princesses.
Just to make sure they got in on the photo shoot she lined them up directly in front of all the ingredients.
With the exception of the princesses and Mickey, I was able to get all of the ingredients for these homemade granola bars at Walmart.
Start the granola bars by combining the rice cereal and Quaker® Simply Granola in a large bowl.
Add butter, honey, and brown sugar in a small sauce pan. Heat until bubbling and cook for 2 minutes then add vanilla.
Carefully pour the sugar mixture into the cereal and granola. Then mix until thoroughly combined.
Transfer the granola mixture to a 9×9 glass dish. Sprinkle with chocolate candies and press the mixture firmly down into the dish.
The children choose to sort out red, yellow, and brown candies because those colors reminded them the most of Mickey Mouse. Tootsie pushed her brothers out of the way so she could be in charge of the candy sprinkling.
Allow the granola bars to cool completely on the counter.
The mixture can be cut into traditional bars or into a cookie cutter shape like we did. Homemade granola bars made the perfect snack. Quaker® Simply Granola makes the recipe a snap to create!
My children love these Homemade Granola Bars but I’m always looking for more snack inspiration. I would love to know about your favorite homemade snack recipes!
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