Growing up I loved what we here called "bars." Maybe it's a Midwest thing, but cereal bars, cookie bars, bars with pretzels crusts and raspberry toppings, 7-layer bars were all things you'd see at a church basement potluck or even off to the side during Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.
My mom would melt chocolate and mix marshmallows and scoop peanut butter, and pretty soon there'd be a chewy snack for after school or sitting around on a lazy Saturday afternoon. These bars are modeled after some of my favorites, but I've swapped corn syrup for honey and almond butter in place of peanut.
Almond Butter Honey Nut O's Bars
3 cups Cascadian Farm Honey Nut O's
½ cup sugar
½ cup honey
2/3 cup almond butter
4 ounces of dark chocolate
Measure cereal into a large mixing bowl. In a small saucepan heat sugar and honey just until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in the almond butter. Pour over cereal and stir to combine. Press into an 8" square dish. Allow to cool.
In a double boiler, melt the chocolate. Drizzle over the top of the bars. Allow to set. Cut into 2" squares.
Makes 16 bars.
Photos by Shaina Olmanson
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