No-Bake Cherry Almond Pecan Granola Bars

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No-Bake Cherry Almond Pecan Granola Bars

Hi friends! Aria & I are going on a big road trip from Los Angeles to Portland, OR in two days and I wanted to make something that we could bring with us to snack on the road. I was thinking about things we would both eat and I thought of homemade granola cereal bars! This is a last-minute trip for me so I wanted a recipe that was quick and easy. Luckily, Quaker® helped me make that happen!

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I love breakfast foods in general and have a soft spot in my heart for yummy cereal. I also don’t normally like pre-made granola so I really lucked out with the Quaker® Real Medleys® Cherry Almond Pecan cereal. It has the granola right in it and it actually tastes delicious. I love that you could eat this for breakfast in a bowl with milk (or soy milk in my case), by the handful for a quick snack, or use it in recipes like the one below.

Roadtrip antics!!

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I’m so excited to take these on our trip. This is officially the second road trip that Aria and I have taken together. Last summer, we drove up to San Francisco together and fun antics like this happened. Portland will be a brand new adventure for us! I’ve been there three times but Aria never has – I’m so excited for both of us! We are already compiling a list of everywhere we are going to go and I’m excited to see some friends I haven’t seen in years. Yay for road trips!

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I was browsing around my local Walmart looking for the pre-made granola to simplify my process. Quaker® has this granola cereal called Quaker® Real Medleys® – it comes in two delicious flavors: Peach Apple Walnut and Cherry Almond Pecan. Yum, right? I ended up choosing the Cherry Almond Pecan cereal for our bars just because I’m a sucker for all things cherry.

But ok – let’s get to the recipe, right?

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No-Bake Cherry Almond Pecan Granola Bars

Prep-time: 10 minutes
Chill time: 20 minutes (or until cool)
Total time: 35 minutes approximately

Makes: About 10 bars

Ingredients:
3 cups Quaker® Real Medleys® Cherry Almond Pecan cereal
1/2 cup crushed blue corn tortilla chips (or anything salty & crunchy)
4 tbsp unsalted butter
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup brown sugar

Directions:

1. Stir the unsalted butter, honey, and brown sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat until the sugar dissolves.

2. Add the Quaker® Real Medleys® Cherry Almond Pecan cereal and the tortilla chips to the saucepan and stir until well-coated.

3. Fill a 9×9 baking dish with the granola mixture. Press firmly to evenly distribute.

4. Place in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes or until cool. Cut into 1×3″ strips (or squares).

5. Wrap in wax paper or store in an air tight container. Enjoy!

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How easy is that?! Five ingredients and five steps! And they are delicious. And we have some leftover Quaker® Real Medleys® Cherry Almond Pecan cereal which is the perfect munching snack just by the handful! I can’t wait to try the other flavor too – I’m always in need of a quick snack to grab on the way out of the house.

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Have you ever made homemade granola bars? What are some other road trip or on-the-go snacks that are easy and quick to make?

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