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Cheerio Bars Recipe {School Snack Idea and Free Printable Notes}

A simple, no-bake, three ingredient recipe for healthy "cheerios" bars that are perfect for school snack served with a glass of milk. Plus a free printable of love notes for your kids. This post is sponsored by got milk? but the recipe, printable, and content is 100% mine. 
milk and cereal bars
This new year of longer school days (for my big girl, my little is still with me most of the time, thank goodness) has brought a lot of fun, but also new challenges. It seems like we are always on-the-go. Now that the kids are away from home more and have become more active with sports, packing them nutritious snacks has become more important to me than ever.  We can't just pop home to make smoothies after preschool lunch like we used to. Last week was my day to bring snack for our 1st grade class. The snack had to be gluten-free and nut-free, so I brought organic "O" bars made with gluten free O's and sunflower seed butter. The kids loved these one even asked me to give her mom the recipe. I prefer the taste of these with peanut butter, but if you're sending them to a nut-free school, seed butter is a great option. These cereal bars are perfect with a glass of cold Milk, which will add a boost of protein and vitamins to nourish growing kiddos. The bars are even delicious crumbled into the milk and eaten with a spoon. You can send milk to school in an insulated thermos or in milk boxes. 

free school lunch notes printable
To make your snack-packing a little more fun, I made some love notes! My kids watched me working on these in Photoshop and were excited to have them in their own snacks and lunches. Click here to print your copy.


cheerio bars ingredients
The "cheerio" bars are incredibly easy to make and require just a few ingredients: O cereal, peanut or seed butter, honey, and some seeds or nuts, if you wish. I tossed in some pumpkin spice pumpkin seeds for some fall flavor.
honey nut cheerio bars recipe
Whisk the honey and nut/seed butter together in a saucepan until it's a nice smooth coating, and pour them over those O's. 
o bars
Press them into baking dish and pop into the fridge or freezer until very firm. o bars and milk 
Cut into bars... o bars and milk snack
Add some sprinkles if you like, and serve with milk. Milk and cereal has never been this fun before! 

These bars do need to be kept refrigerated, as they will fall apart once they are warm.  


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