Thursday, August 13, 2015

Back-to-School No-Bake Breakfast Bar

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Back-to-school shopping includes more than school supplies and new shoes and clothes.  Our back-to-school shopping list extends to the grocery aisles for easy breakfasts to maximize sleep time, quick snacks to toss in a backpack and hearty after-school snacks.  Thanks to Quaker, our breakfast, school snacks and after-school snacks are all covered in one easy shopping trip.

 It only took one turn down the cereal aisle at Walmart to cover all 3 needs!
For breakfast before heading out the door, my kids will often pour a bowl of cereal without milk to save time.  Instead of feeling rushed, we made the No-Bake Peanut Butter Cereal Bars for them to eat on their way down the street to the bus stop.  No excuse not to grab breakfast!  See the recipe at the bottom of the post!
 A favorite after-school snack for my kids has always been Quaker Instant Oatmeal.  Look for the value packs!
 Turn around, and we found Quaker Chewy Dips Granola Bars.
 These bars remind me of a high school project when we had to build Stonehenge out of some object or food.  My group chose Quaker Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars.  By the time we got our Stonehenge into the warm school building the next morning, the granola bars flopped.  Maybe "chewy" wasn't the best selection, but I've thought of that project every time I've taken a bite of a Quaker Chewy Granola bar ever since that day.  Bright kids as we were, we quickly re-titled our project "The Future of Stonehenge".  I challenged my cousins to a build-off.  I knew they were the perfect competitors after watching them on the stand-up paddle boards this afternoon:
Or not-so-stand-up paddle boards.  So here we go...20 minutes to build...3...2...1...go!  
Two teams of 2 with 10 bars for each team (age 12 to 20something).  Toothpicks acceptable for structural support.
 Can you see it?  A man walking a dog...
 The other team picked on the Stonehenge idea without knowing my story!
 Liberal Arts education in the back - more abstract.  Engineering student in the front - more structural.
Four brothers in a competition?  Just plain funny.
These boys are headed to Notre Dame in just a few days!  Don't worry, no bars were wasted.  Toothpicks were removed as they moved on to the Quaker Dips eating contest.  Now for the no-bake peanut butter cereal bar recipe...
4 cups Captain Crunch Peanut Butter Cereal
1/3 cup of Peanut Butter
1/4 cup of Honey
1/4 cup Light Corn Syrup
2 oz. Peanuts
Melted Chocolate to coat (optional)
Combine peanut butter, honey, corn syrup in a bowl.  Add cereal and combine until coated.  Press into a square pan lined with waxed paper.  Optional:  coat with melted chocolate and top with peanuts.  Refrigerate for 1 hour.  Remove from pan, cut and serve.  

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1 comment :

  1. This is hysterical. I love that you had a Chewy Bar contest. #client



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