Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Kashi Honey Sunshine Cereal Bars

With my crazy schedule sitting down to eat breakfast is not always an option. Between my morning workouts and my hour long commute into the office I often don’t think about breakfast until around 10:00am. At that point enjoying a bowl of cereal and skim milk at my desk is not plausible. So when Kashi agreed to work with the Virtual Potluck group and sent us samples of 3 different breakfast cereals (Cinnamon Harvest, Berry Blossoms and Honey Sunshine) I couldn’t help but think to myself…what should I do?

If you’re not familiar with the Kashi brand they’ve been around for 25 years and produce great tasting products that are also nutritious, minimally processed and free of highly refined sugars, and artificial additives. Of the three we were given my favorite was the Cinnamon Harvest, with only 3 ingredients it definitely fits into my Build a Better Me campaign; to eat less processed foods.

Trying to come up with a way to fit cereal into my morning routine I was inspired by a post I saw on Cinnamon Girl’s blog for Breakfast Bars. Using the Kashi Honey Sunshine Cereal as the base I experimented with different add-ins until I found the perfect combination.

Kashi  Honey Sunshine Cereal Bars

butter, for greasing the pan
flour, for dusting pan
2 cups Kashi Honey Sunshine Cereal, coarsely chopped
3/4 cup sliced almonds
2/3 cup dried pears, coarsely chopped
1 teaspoon coconut extract
2/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
1/3 cup honey
2 large egg whites, room temperature
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Heat oven to 300°F. Line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment, grease and flour.
In a large bowl mix cereal, almonds, dried fruit, chocolate chips and flour.
In a separate bowl whisk together honey, egg whites, salt,coconut and vanilla. Pour over cereal mixture and combine well.
Add to the baking pan and pat down evenly and well using your hands.
Bake about 45 minutes until bars are dry on top and light golden around the edges. Cool completely, lift out of pan and slice with a serrated knife into bars or squares.


  1. Great idea! I'll definitely be trying these with my leftover cereal.

  2. These look delicious! Great use of the Kashi brand cereal!

  3. Your cereal bars look so delicious and wholesome! Got to try these for myself. Thanks for sharing! You have a great blog and I'm glad to have found it.

  4. Cereal bars, you are a genius! The boys would love them!

  5. These cereal bars look great! So perfect for breakfast on the run! :)

  6. i think cereal bar is good also in midnight snack haha :)
    this is great! thank you for sharing..

  7. I like these better than mine - Honey Sunshine is the bomb! Thanks for the shout-out!

  8. These look amazing - would probably be much healthier if I was eating those instead of caramel popcorn at 2am. :/

  9. Love this idea totally creative and delicious looking!

  10. lol honey. i think i will be havin a toothache again..
    its your fault if its happen again :)
    o yes a wonderful creation, keep on goin.