We don’t really eat cereal over here. It definitely isn’t a breakfast staple, but every now and then I will buy a “healthy” box of cereal as a little treat that we eat as a snack or I make into a dessert. One of my favorite brands is Love Grown. They make gluten-free, non-GMO, organic cereal out of beans and rice.
My favorite flavor is the Original Power O’s because they don’t have any added sugar or sweeteners; making them quite versatile, plus I’m always on board with low sugar options. The Original Power O’s only have a few ingredients: Bean blend (navy beans, lentils, garbanzo beans), brown rice, salt, vitamin E (to maintain freshness). Simple and pretty healthy as far as cereals go!
I used Love Grown’s Original Power O’s to make these Chocolate Covered Cereal Bars. Growing up, my mom always made bars similar to these during the holidays. We called them “Special K Bars” because they were made with Special K cereal. They also contained loads of refined sugar and corn syrup. Since I try to avoid gluten, refined sugar and corn syrup I wanted to come up with a healthier version of this childhood favorite; thus these Chocolate Covered Cereal Bars were born.
I recommend storing these bars in the fridge.