Gluten Free Valentine's Homemade Milk & Cereal Bars

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

These homemade milk and cereal bars are studded with heart sprinkles, making them an ideal option for breakfast on the run this Valentine's Day!
Valentine's Homemade Milk & Cereal "I love how easy these cereal bars are to make! I'll never buy another cereal bar again!"
Yield a dozen cereal bars

Valentine's Homemade Milk & Cereal Bars

These homemade milk and cereal bars are so fun and incredibly easy to make! They're the perfect option for an on-the-go breakfast on Valentine's Day, so if you're always rushed in the mornings and end up skipping breakfast, whip these up at the weekend for the week ahead. All you'll have to do is grab and go. You can even leave the house already eating your breakfast!

In college, I lived off of milk and cereal bars. I must have stocked every variety the supermarket sold and they accompanied me everywhere: I usually munched on one on my way to my first class of the day and I always had one stashed in my bag. If only I'd have known that I could have made my own! All that money spent on packaged milk and cereal bars could have been saved for booze textbooks. Yeah, textbooks! :)

A Homemade Milk & Cereal Bar with Marshmallows and Milke Glaze

The thing I love most about this recipe is how versatile it is! I used Honey Nut Cherrios because they're my favorites but you could use anything you want: Rice Krispies, Cinnamon Toast Crunch or even Grape Nuts. (Yick.) The sprinkles are optional, but they'll help you get your day off to a great start because it's not possible to have a bad day when you've started the morning with a mouthful of sprinkles! Promise.

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For the cereal bars
1 cup gluten free cereal
4 tbsp mini marshmallows
olive oil spray

For the milk glaze
1 tsp milk powder
2 tbsp water
4 tbsp icing/confectioner's sugar

Perfect for busy mornings, these homemade milk & cereal bars will be a hit with your family.


Eat your breakfast on the run with these delicious homemade milk & cereal bars.
Valentine's Homemade Milk & Cereal Bars
  1. Spray a microwave safe bowl with a bit of olive oil.
  2. Mix cereal and mini marshmallows inside the bowl.
  3. Microwave for 30 seconds or until the marshmallows begin to melt.
  4. Stir to combine the cereal and marshmallows.
  5. Mix in sprinkles, if using.
  6. Let rest 1 minute.
  7. Turn out of bowl and shape into a rectangle or square.
  8. Let rest 5 minutes.
  9. Whisk the water, milk powder and icing sugar together until smooth.
  10. Brush over the shaped cereal.
  11. Refrigerate 5 minutes.
  12. Cut into squares or rectangles.
  13. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
Thse homemade milk and cereal bars are quick and easy to make and cheaper than buying them from the shop.

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  1. These are amazing! They look just like the ones you buy in the shops. I couldn't think how you would make that stickiness to hold them together but marshmallows is just genius!

    1. I scoured the ingredients list to see if that's what the professionals put in theirs but they keep it pretty hush hush! I think it's close, though and it tastes just the same to me! :)

  2. These look great!!!!! Stopping by from Foodtastic Friday. ~ Angela @

  3. G'day! Honey Nut Cherios used to be my fave! YUM!
    Thanks for sharing as part of Foodie Friends Friday Snack Party!
    Cheers! Joanne

  4. I never thought of using different kinds of cereal! Thanks for sharing at The Weekend Retreat, hope to see you back on Thursday

  5. My daughter loves cherries this a great alternative to rice crispy treat. Thanks for sharing these on foodie friday.

  6. Sounds great for a quick breakfast! Thanks for sharing on The Four Seasons Blog Hop! Sandra from Scrumptilicious 4 You!

  7. I actually used to like Grape Nuts lol! I'd love to try this recipe with Chex for my son. I bet he'd get a kick out of having them for breakfast! Pinned :-)

    Ashley @

  8. Eww Grape Nuts! :) Lol Thanks for the pin; hope your son enjoys them!


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