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This Healthy Snack Bar Recipe is a delicious no-guilt way to help you succeed in maintaining a healthy lifestyle and being your best self.

A healthy snack bar made from cereal, honey, and dark chocolate on a metal plate.January is the perfect time to reset your goals to make you and your health a priority. A Healthy Snack Bar is perfect to take to work or on a long commute when you get that urge to snack.

A healthy snack bar made from cereal, honey, and dark chocolate in front of a box of cereal.Several years ago I was in a real pickle with my weight. The methods that I used for years to keep weight off no longer worked. You see, I’m one of those people that have ALWAYS had to work to keep my weight off, unlike my husband that could eat whatever he wanted most of his life.[Tweet “This Healthy Snack Bar will help with snack attacks!”]

Three bars made from honey, whole-grain cereal, and chocolate chunks sitting on a metal plate in front of a pan of bars.I did get my weight off and once I had a plan and stuck to it, it worked and continues to work to this day. Some of the things that work for me are:

  • Start your day with a healthy breakfast. Mine consists of a bowl of healthy cereal such as Mom’s Best Cereals Honey Nut Toasty O’s®. One full cup is only 120 calories and contains whole grains and nutrients, including protein, fiber, B vitamins, and antioxidants. Smart food like Mom’s Best® cereals will keep you satisfied. This is an important part of eating for success.
  • Plan for snacks. You don’t want to deprive yourself when you’re hungry. Watching your weight isn’t a punishment, it’s a choice. A decision you made to take charge of your health.
  • Drink water! Sometimes when you think you’re hungry, you’re actually thirsty. I take water everywhere! If you think you don’t like water throw in slices of citrus fruit or cucumber.
  • Move more intentionally. Don’t make excuses, make yourself a priority.

Snacks used to be the most difficult part of my eating plan. If I would let myself get hungry, then it was all over folks, so I made this Healthy Snack Bar Recipe and put individual servings in the freezer. Now I can just grab one on my way to work. They’re a super delicious treat.

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A healthy snack bar made from cereal, honey, and dark chocolate on a metal plate.

Healthy Snack Bar Recipe

Author: Hostess At Heart
This Healthy Snack Bar Recipe is a delicious no-guilt way to help you succeed in maintaining a healthy lifestyle and becoming your best self.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 2 hrs 15 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 2 hrs 16 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine Snack
Keyword: Healthy Snack Bar
Servings: 16 bars

Ingredients
  

  • 1 3/4 cups Mom's Best Cereals Honey Nut Toasty O's®
  • 1/2 cup dried tart cherries
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup pepitas
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup hemp hearts
  • 2 oz dark chocolate bar chopped into chunks

Instructions
 

  • Line 11x7 baking dish with parchment paper or foil. Cut large enough so you can fold it over the edges.
  • Combine honey and almond butter. Heat in the microwave until melted together. Stir to combine. Set aside to cool slightly. Stir in hemp hearts.
  • In a large bowl combine cereal, walnuts, pepitas, and cherries.
  • Pour honey mixture over cereal mixture. Stir until combined. Add chocolate pieces and stir to combine.
  • Pour into prepared pan and press until evenly distributed.
  • Cover and chill for at least 2 hours.
  • Remove snack mix by evenly lifting up the parchment paper. Using a sharp knife cut into bars.
  • Store covered in the refrigerator or freezer.

Notes

If you spray your measuring cup before adding honey, the honey will pour out easily. *Hemp hearts are a good source of protein and Omega 3 and 6.

Nutrition

Calories: 165kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 3gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 18mgPotassium: 103mgFiber: 1gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 15IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 1.4mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.

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Three bars made from honey, whole-grain cereal, and chocolate chunks sitting on a metal plateStarving isn’t a smart plan. Look for smart foods that will give you a lot of bang for your nutritional buck. Mom’s Best® have a variety of cereals that are fun, great-tasting cereals with nothing but honest-to-goodness.

“You haven’t failed until you quit.”

Give yourself a break if you stumble. The more you succeed the more empowered you will become. Let’s make 2017 our year!

Still need another healthy snack idea? Here’s some of my favorites!

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Recipe Rating




Mike

Tuesday 26th of May 2020

This is a great snack after a workout or when you need that little something during the day.

Cathy

Thursday 17th of August 2017

Do you have a calorie count for this? I am counting every bite theses days!

Julie Menghini

Saturday 19th of August 2017

Hi Cathy! I'm with you on the calories. I have a new recipe calorie counter that I'll get this recipe in and let you know. If you need that info right away I know there are a couple free resources such as Sparkpeople.com and myfitnesspal.com.

Jhuls

Wednesday 11th of January 2017

You got me at healthy snack bar. These are so good! Thanks for sharing, Julie. x

Julie Menghini

Wednesday 11th of January 2017

Thank you, Jhuls! I love keeping them in the freezer for a quick snack.

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Monday 9th of January 2017

This snack bar looks awesome! I am always looking for healthy snacks for myself and for after school for the kids--this looks perfect! I will have to try this.

Julie Menghini

Monday 9th of January 2017

Thank you Jenny!

Kloe's Kitchen

Sunday 8th of January 2017

This recipe looks amazing!!!!! :) I haven't stopped by in a while, but I am excited to be back!! Hmmm....I have been searching the web for a healthy recipe and this looks like it might fit the bill. Our whole family (all 12 of us) are trying to eat healthier and it is hard to find a recipe that will please parents to 11 year olds, but I bet this one would. Thanks for sharing! ♥ Happy New Year!!!

Julie Menghini

Sunday 8th of January 2017

12 Kloe? Heavens that is quite a group to impress. Welcome back and thank you for stopping. I hope you had a great New Year too!