Cereal Day - The Focus Foundation

Cereal Day

March 7 is cereal day –  let’s celebrate by making cereal bars!

Cereal Day - The Focus Foundation

These healthy 3 Ingredient No Bake Cereal bars literally take five minutes to prep and the hard part is waiting for them to firm up…although eating the ‘batter’ is totally acceptable.

Unlike store-bought packaged cereal bar, they contain no butter, no sugar, and no dairy, but you’d never tell.

Naturally gluten-free and vegan, they are also relatively low calorie.

Ingredients

– 2 cups dry cereal (Cheerios)
– 6 tbsp peanut butter
– 6 tbsp maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Line a baking tray with baking paper and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add your dry cereal and set aside.
  3. On the stovetop or in the microwave, melt your peanut butter with your maple syrup and then pour the mixture into the cereal and mix well. This makes sure the bars stick together.
  4. Pour mixture into the lined baking tray and press firmly into place. Since the mixture is sticky, use wax paper or cling wrap to press down.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to firm up.
  6. Cereal bars are fine at room temperature but best to kept in the freezer or fridge for best texture.

Did you know?

Cereal was invented… by accident! Two brothers, John and Will Kellogg were experimenting with boiled wheat, as brothers do, by mistake, they left a batch out overnight and returned to find it stale. They tried the same process with corn, and created what we know today as Kellogg’s Corn Flakes.

The word cereal comes from Ceres, the Roman goddess of harvest and agriculture.

It’s over the moon! Astronauts ate Kellogg’s Corn Flakes for breakfast aboard Apollo 11, which was the first moon landing. The cereal was mixed with fruit and pressed into cubes since the lack of gravity kept the astronauts from pouring it into a bowl with milk.

It’s explosively delicious! Using an army cannon converted into a pressure cooker, Quaker Oats developed a method called “gun-puffing” in order to create puffed cereals.

Of the more than 294 million people in the US, 49% of Americans start their day with a bowl of cereal, eating an average 160 bowls of cereal each year!

Breakfast cereal is the 3rd most popular item sold in grocery stores, after carbonated beverages and milk.

What can you do with these empty cereal boxes?

Cereal Day - The Focus Foundation

Make A Ramp

Can you have races?
How will you keep time?
What objects roll down faster?

Using your cars, which one goes the farthest?
Why do you think so?
Can you make it go farther?

Cereal Day - The Focus Foundation

Make A Puzzle

  1. cut the fronts off of the boxes
  2. draw random straight lines on the back as cutting guides
  3. cut along the straight lines
  4. have fun assembling the puzzle