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Under 30 Minutes

Under 30 Minutes

Honey Nut Cereal Bar

  • prep: 15 mins
    total time: 15 mins
  • yield: Makes 16
Photography: Johnny Miller


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • Pinch cinnamon
  • 3 cups Cheerios (toasted oat cereal)
  • 3/4 cup roasted unsalted almonds, roughly chopped


  1. Step 1

    Line an 8-inch square baking pan with 2 pieces of parchment paper.

  2. Step 2

    Combine butter, sugar, honey, salt, and cinnamon in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Continue to boil for 1 to 2 minutes, then immediately remove from heat.

  3. Step 3

    Stir in cereal and almonds. Pour into lined pan, pressing down with a rubber spatula. Let cool completely (about 30 minutes), and cut into 16 squares.

Reviews (4)

  • 6 Sep, 2013

    I made these and loved the taste but they didn't stay together? Any helpful hints?

  • 24 Aug, 2013

    I made these last night, and they are wonderful! I didn't have any almonds on hand, so I substituted golden raisins and included 1/8 tsp of Vietnamese cinnamon. I also boiled the butter/sugar/honey mixture a little longer (about 4 minutes) to avoid the crumbliness that a previous reviewer mentioned.

  • 24 Aug, 2013

    I made these bars for my two grandsons' after-school snack on August 23, the second day of school. Bryce, the 6-year old ate four!! He said it was the best day of his life. My 12-year old, Brenden, loved them.

    They were delicious. I tweaked the recipe by browning the butter first before adding the other sauce ingredients. I added 1/2 t. cinnamon, and 1 t. vanilla after the sauce boiled. I'm making these again next week for extended family members. I'll have to double the recipe.

  • 23 Aug, 2013

    This recipe did not work for me. It fell apart when I tried to remove it from the parchment paper. I put it into the refrigerator to see if that would help and they still fell apart.