As these Cereal fingers are made from iron fortified cereals, they make for an iron rich snack. Iron deficiency results in poor concentration, delayed brain development and fatigue, all of which negatively impacts both learning and physical activity. Lunch boxes should make a significant nutrient contribution to children and adults alike. This nutritious lunch box bake can be made with oats and any combination of breakfast cereals in your pantry. Just remember, the healthier the cereal, the healthier the bar. Cereals high fibre and low in added sugar (and salt) are recommended. Using a peanut butter free from added sugar is also best.
Cereal Fingers Recipe
By August 22, 2014Published:
- Yield: 16 Servings
The lunch box bar is also a good sport or homework snack to keep kids going until dinner time.
- 1 cup quick cooking oats
- 1/3 cup peanut butter
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla paste
- 1 cup bran flakes cereal crushed
- 1 cup popped rice cereak
- 1/2 cup chocolate coated sunflower seeds
- Preheat the oven to 180 C. Line a baking tray with baking paper and pour the oats into the tray, spreading them into a thin layer. Toast the oats for 15 minutes.
- In a saucepan, melt the peanut butter, honey and sugar together on a medium heat. Once boiling, reduce the heat and cook for 2 minutes. The mixture must almost reach hardball stage. (a drop of mixture added to a glass of water will harden and sink quickly)
- Combine the dry cereal s with 1/4 cup of chocolate coated sunflower seeds and add to the peanut butter mix. Turn of the heat and mix well.
- Line a loaf baking tin with baking paper and coat with non-stick spray. Spoon the mixture into the tin and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
- Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup of chocolate coated sunflower seeds over the top and press into the mixture. Allow to cool for 2 hours before slicing into 16 fingers.
- Each cereal finger contains 16 g of carbohydrate = 1 carbohydrate exchange.