Paul is 4 and he just started his second year at school. One of the things that worries me most is to know that he is eating properly at school, now that he spends most of the day there. That is why I want to make sure that he takes something for lunch that is healthy, tasty and easy to eat. A good choice is cereal bars. But unfortunately most of the storebought bars despite its good reputation as “healthy” are in fact not that healthy because they contain too much hydrogenated fats and sugar… and is so easy to prepare them at home, and adapt them to the tastes of our little ones !
So today’s recipe is an ideal proposal for breakfast, snack or to take to school … would you give it a try?
Preparation time: 5 min
Cooking time: 45 min
- 400 g sweetened condensed milk (14 ounces)
- 500 g muesli (with uncooked rolled oats, fruit and nuts, 18 ounces)
- 100 g chopped hazelnuts (or chocolate chips, 3 ounces)
- Preheat the oven to 264 ºF (130°C) and oil a 23 x 33 x 4cm baking tin, or use a throwaway foil one.
- Warm the condensed milk in a large pan, stirring constantly
- When warm (not hot, just warm!), mix together the other ingredients and then add the warmed condensed milk, using a rubber or wooden spatula to fold and distribute.
- Spread the mixture into the tin, cover with plastic wrap over and use your hands to even the surface.
- Bake for 45 minutes, then remove from the oven and use a rolling pin to even the surface once more. After about 10 minutes, cut into four across, and four down to make 16 chunky bars. Let cool completely.