Cereal Bars

The idea for this recipe is from the Uncle Toby’s Cholesterol Challenge website, but it was made with just oats. ¬†This version combines a variety of cereals, and Oscar just loves them. ¬† They store well, so are great for taking to day care.


Cereal Bars

Serves 10-12
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 25 minutes
Total time 30 minutes
Meal type Sweet Things
Misc Child Friendly, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold
Cereal bars, made with oats, millet rings, rice bubbles, special K and quinoa flakes.


  • 100g Unsalted Butter
  • 1/2 cup Brown sugar (firmly packed)
  • 1/4 cup Golden Syrup
  • 1 cup Rolled oats
  • 2/3 cups Millet rings
  • 2/3 cups Rice Bubbles
  • 2/3 cups Special K
  • 2/3 cups Quinoa flakes


1. Prepare a 20cm square tin by lining with foil or use silicon mini loaf trays (2 x 6-holes). Preheat the oven to 180 C.
2. Place the butter, sugar and golden syrup in a medium saucepan. Heat gently until the sugar has melted.
3. Remove from the heat and stir in the remaining ingredients.
Pour the mixture into the prepared tin or silicon trays and level the surface. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until brown.
Cereal Bars
Leave to cool for 10 minutes. If using a cake tin, lift out and cut into 10 to 12 bars and place on wire rack to cool. If using silicon trays, turn out onto a wire rack to cool.
Cereal Bars
Once completely cool, store in an airtight container for up to 4 weeks.
Cereal Bars


Low Chemical / Failsafe



  • Use Rice Malt Syrup instead of Golden Syrup for a slightly different flavour.
  • Use any combination of cereals and in any quantities, as long as the total quantity adds up to 3 2/3 cups.



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4 Responses to Cereal Bars

  1. OscarsMum says:

    Hi Marnie,
    I got those silicon trays about 12 months ago, but it only occurred to me to use them for muesli bars a few weeks ago when I wrote this post. I’m pretty sure that I got them in Big W.

  2. Marnie says:

    Thank you for another great recipe. Where did you get those tins from? They look great.

  3. OscarsMum says:

    Special K Original doesn’t have any corn, but there may be other varieties that do, I know some have honey and even lavender!

    Those mini-muffins look good, I’ll have to try them.

  4. TortoiseMum says:

    Oh another good one! I’ll have to get some of those funky pans. I made something very similar: http://tortoisetales2.wordpress.com/some-failsafe-resources/some-recipes/mini-muesli-muffins/

    These will be good for next year when I want to give her something a bit chewier (when she gets a few more teeth). I’ve been looking for a way of using those cool millet rings. I used millet puffs in my muffins and they were nice too.

    Doesn’t Special K have corn in it?