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01/14/2009

Cheerios® breakfast bars

Around my house mornings are kind of hectic and getting anybody to sit down to a breakfast meal is a joke. I started searching for quick, nutritious breakfast solutions that would could be prepared ahead of time, eaten on the go and yet nutritious.
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I found this recipe on the General Mills Cheerios® website and have simply loved it. Quick to make, just a simple grocery list with items often on sale or grocery coupons available. I substitute other fruit yogurt flavors and dried fruits such as cherry's, cranberry's, raisin's and apricots.

Nutritious and delicious you'll find this recipe works well for between meal snacks as well. So add these products to your shopping list, check for coupons and enjoy.

3    tablespoons butter or margarine
1    bag (10 oz) large marshmallows
6    cups MultiGrain Cheerios® cereal
1    container (6 oz) Yoplait® Original 99% Fat Free harvest peach yogurt (or other flavors)
3/4    cup diced dried peaches (use other dried fruit or combine fruits for variety)

1.    Butter 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish. In large microwavable bowl, microwave butter and marshmallows uncovered on High 1 minute 30 seconds, stirring after 1 minute, until smooth. Stir in cereal until coated. Press about 4 cups mixture firmly in pan. Spread yogurt over top.
2.    Mix dried peaches and remaining cereal mixture (if cereal mixture has become firm, microwave uncovered on High 30 seconds to soften). Spread over top of yogurt; press firmly with dampened hands. Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.
3.    For bars, cut into 4 rows by 3 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.

For more nutritional information go to Cheerios®

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