{No Bake} Chia Cheerio Bars.

Have you ever gone grocery shopping on an empty stomach?

The worst.

Yesterday after work, against my better judgement, I proceeded to do this. I avoided the cereal isle like the plague but, after three drive byes I caved into the craving I couldn’t kick and picked up a box of original cheerios. 

I know what you’re thinking.. huh. She didn’t even get a junky kind? What kind of weirdo craves plain cheerios. Apparently me.

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And so, after standing around in my kitchen, staring off into the midst of the pantry trying to think of what to make for work snacks, I pulled out a few of my favourite ingredients and started mixing stuff together..

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and to my surprise this combination was perfect.  These bars take less than 5 minutes to prepare, no baking required and use ingredients that you for sure have lying around in your cupboards. They are a great snack option for kids lunches as they are peanut free but feel free to stir in any additions of your choice such as dried fruit, chocolate chips, etc.

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Makes 12 bars {or less depending on how you slice}

1/4 cup Justin’s vanilla almond butter
1/4 cup honey
2 cups cheerios
1 scoop North Coast Naturals vanilla protein powder
1 tbsp chia seeds

Heat almond butter and honey in a pan on the stove until it begins to bubble. Whisk in protein powder. Remove from heat and stir in remaining ingredients. Pour onto parchment lined pan and press into desired thickness. Freeze for at least 3 hours. Cut and wrap individually, store in freezer.

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  1. Another recipe I can’t wait to try, thanks girl! Have a great weekend :)
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  2. Ahh, I bet these are SO good! I LOVE vanilla AB and Cheerios truly are delicious!
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  3. Julia says:

    I have everything at home except for the chia seeds! Do you think they are neccessary?

  4. Dawn says:

    what do u suggest as an alternative to almond butter? I have a child who is allergic to all nuts. And just recently started becoming allergic to soynut butter. Everything else he is good with and I think he’d love these. There is no shortage of original Cheerios at my house!

  5. Camille says:

    I have a granddaughter that is also allergic to peanuts. My daughter gives her SunButter. It’s made from sunflower seeds. I suppose you could use sunflower seeds for the chia seeds.

    • Dawn says:

      Thanks! I will check out Sunbutter. I was also thinking there is a cookie base spread that would work but I can’t remember the name of it.

  6. Hey Tatum

    Thanks for this recipe for the Chia Cheerios bars. I finally starting buying Cheerios again for my kiddos now that they guarantee their original Cheerios are now Non-GMO. Kids are loving the cereal but would like to get chia seeds into their little constipated bodies – LOL Making these today for an after school snack!
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