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Gluten-Free Sweet Chili and Pepita Cereal Bars

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 3 hr 10 min
  • Servings 16

These cereal bars have just the right balance of spicy and sweet. They’re great for an on-the-go snack. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

1/3
cup packed brown sugar
1/3
cup butter
1/3
cup honey
1/2
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
4
cups Cinnamon Chex™ cereal, coarsely crushed
1/2
cup roasted and salted pepitas

Steps

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  • 1
    Grease bottom and sides of 8-inch square pan with cooking spray or butter.
  • 2
    In 2-quart saucepan, heat brown sugar, butter, honey and pepper flakes to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly; remove from heat.
  • 3
    In medium bowl, add crushed cereal and pepitas; pour honey mixture over cereal mixture, and stir to coat.
  • 4
    Press mixture firmly in pan with greased hands or back of wooden spoon. Cool completely, at least 3 hours. For bars, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows. Store covered at room temperature.

Expert Tips

  • To crush cereal, place cereal in resealable food-storage plastic bag, and crush with hands or rolling pin.
  • Adjust heat intensity of these bars by going up or down in amount of crushed red pepper flakes.
  • Bars can also be stored covered in refrigerator.
  • Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories from Fat
60
% Daily Value
Trans Fat
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Exchanges:
Free
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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