These no-bake cereal bars make for an easy snack. They are a tasty one, too, with millet and coconut to give substance and flavor.
For the last few months I’ve been playing with variations of no-bake cereal bars. The kids have eaten untold numbers of bars as I try different combinations of brown sugar and honey, different puffed grains, different flavor combinations.
This most recent mixture of coconut and puffed millet was a big hit. The bars were gone within a day.
I think we have a winner.
I find puffed millet at my local health food store, sold in bags in the cereal aisle. I can usually get the bags on sale for about a dollar, making this a fairly reasonably priced snack.
Once the bars have cooled, I wrapped them in plastic wrap to keep them moist and help them hold together a little better. I stored them in the fridge, but I don’t think you need to if you’ll eat them up in a few days.
Recipe: Coconut-Millet Snack Bars
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup honey
- 4 cups puffed millet
- 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- Line a 9×13-inch baking pan with parchment paper.
- In a large heavy pot, melt the butter. Add the sugar and honey and cook, stirring, until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat.
- Stir in the millet and coconut. Mix well to distribute the sugar mixture throughout the cereal and coconut.
- Press the mixture into the prepared pan. Allow to cool completely.
- Remove the bars from the pan by grasping the edges of the parchment and lifting the entire piece out of the pan.
- Slice into bars and wrap in plastic wrap.
Preparation time: 10 minute(s)
Cooking time: 2 minute(s)
Number of servings (yield): 14