No-Bake Blueberry Cereal Bars

For a tasty, homemade take on granola bars, try these No-Bake Blueberry Cereal Bars. You’ll love the flavor of peanut butter and honey – and the protein boost you get from brown rice cereal, crunchy almonds, and fresh blueberries. Make ahead of time for easy, grab-and-go snacks to get you through the week.

No-Bake Blueberry Cereal Bars

Ingredients

  • 1 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 cups brown rice cereal
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries*

* If using frozen blueberries, rinse before use.

Instructions

  1. Line 9-inch baking pan with enough parchment paper to overhang edges; set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, heat peanut butter, honey and coconut oil over medium heat; cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until smooth and melted.
  3. Stir in vanilla extract.
  4. In a large bowl, toss together rice cereal and peanut butter mixture until well coated.
  5. Fold in almonds and blueberries.
  6. Press into prepared pan; refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours, or until set.
  7. Cut into bars.

Nutrition analysis based on fresh blueberries.

Nutrition Per Serving Daily Value % Calories 530 Total Fat 32g 41% Saturated Fat 10g 50% Sodium 160mg 7% Total Carbohydrates 48g 17% Dietary Fiber 5g 18% Total Sugars 21g Protein 12g 24% Calcium 48mg 4% Iron 1mg 6% Potassium 398mg 8% Vitamin A 1mcg 0% Vitamin C 3mg 3%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Recipe and photo used with permission from: US Highbush Blueberry Council