Cocoa Crackles Granola Bars

Week 2 Day 3 of BM #60 - 

Does it ever happen to anyone that the kids ask for a certain cereal and when the box comes home, they eat once or twice and you get to hear "I don't like it any more" or "I am bored of it" or "I thought I will like it but I didn't like it"? It happens all the time at our place. The dad gets all kinds of new things for the little one and then I am left with the job of disguising those and somehow using them up.

The Cocoa crackles in this recipe falls into that category. But I am happy that I finally managed to finish off the box and the kids were happy to munch away these bars! I found that these bars can be sliced into bite size pieces for the little ones to munch these away in between their play time.

Ingredients - 

Rolled Oats 2 cups
Cocoa Crackles 2 cups (Chocolate based cereal)
Almonds roughly chopped 1/2 cup
Cashews broken bits 1/2 cup 
Sunflower Seeds handful
Sesame Seeds handful
Dried Cranberry handful
Honey 1/3 cup
Butter 2 Tbsp
Sugar 1/2 cup

Cocoa Crackles Granola Bars

Method Of Preparation -

Grease a 13X9 oven safe dish and dust some flour and set aside.

Preheat the oven to 350 F.

In a mixing bowl, add all the ingredients except honey and butter, mix well.

Add butter and honey and mix well to get a sticky mixture.

With oiled fingers, pat the mixture evenly in the greased and flour dusted baking dish.

Make sure the mixture is packed tightly. I used an oiled spatula to uniformly press the mixture firmly.

Bake it for 20 min, switch off the oven and leave it in the oven for another 10 min.

Let it stay on the counter to cool. Cut them into required sized bars. Refrigerate for at least 30 min after which the bars come out easily.

Wrap them in cling wrap and store in an air tight container.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 60. 

Sending these chocolate pretzels to Srivalli's Kid's Delight hosted by Priya under the theme 'Party pleasers - Finger Foods'

Preparation Time 10 min + Baking time 30 min + Cooling time 30 min
Makes 12-15 bars


  1. Kalyani Says:
  2. he he !! familiar story there, Harini !! I have 3 boxes of diff Oats waiting to be used up !! these bars look healthy n filling :)

  3. Pavani Says:
  4. Same story in my house too Harini. I've stopped listening to their requests, otherwise I'll be the one eating all those.
    These granola bars look like the perfect way to use up the unwanted cereal :-)

  5. rajani Says:
  6. And that too Costco boxes!!! I made a chivda with one box. Havent tried any bar recipes.

  7. Bars looks perfect to munch on.

  8. Priya Suresh Says:
  9. Omg, i can enjoy this bars thoroughly anytime, fantastic bars..

  10. Srividhya Says:
  11. This is so yum.. Great share

  12. Suma Gandlur Says:
  13. I guess that is a familiar story in evey household with young kids. The 'favorite' one today becomes the hated one the next day. Those look like some yummy bars.

  14. God only knows how many cereal boxes I have in my pantry untouched. I really need to start transforming them into something. Love what you have done here.

  15. These bars look so yum..

  16. what a great way to use up the unwanted cereal

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