Trail Food: Cereal Bars

Posted on 25 Februar 2011

Bars are the best snack over a long day of hiking and backpacking. They need no preparation, give you fast energy and they have a pretty good pack size. The market with cereal bars is very big and most of those who taste well are very expensive. This can be very expensive for a longer trip because you eat more than one bar per day. So I decided to make my own bars with my favourite cereals, fruits and nuts.  Another reason is that I wanted to have a 100% organic product according to my ideas. I have used an easy recipe and the bars taste excellent.

Now I want to show you how easy it is to make these bars. First of all you need some basic ingredients:

  • 500g oatmeal
  • 150g brown sugar
  • 300 butter
  • 60g syrup or honey
  • a bit cinnamon

For the fruity and nutty taste, I have taken the following ingredients:

  • 35g dehydrated apricots
  • 50g dehydrated cranberries
  • 50g dehydrated  raisins
  • 35g dehydrated apples
  • 50g sunflower seed
  • 100g chopped hazelnuts

Put the oatmeal, brown sugar and the cinnamon in a mixing bowl

Heat the butter and the honey till it is liquid

Fruit and nut mix

Mix the oatmeal, brown sugar, cinnamon and the fruit/nut mix together and pour the liquid honey and butter over it

Mix everything with the foor processor or by hand

Spread out this mass on a baking sheet which is laid out with pan liner. After that put the baking sheet into the oven for 15-20 minutes with a temperature of 160°C

Take out the baking sheet and cut the warm cereal mass into short pieces and let these cool down. Put the cool cereal bars into a box and store them into your refrigerator.

Last but not least enjoy the cereal bars with a coffee or on trail. If you want another taste you can add other ingredients. This is your decision. Hope you like this short instruction. Have fun and try it.

6 responses to Trail Food: Cereal Bars

  • Rio sagt:

    Please,send me some cereal bars… 🙂
    What is inside the cup?

  • hrxxlight sagt:


    he rio sorry but the bars are empty. made them last weekend, but they were excellent. will test some other ingredients at the weekend.
    there’s a normal coffee in my kupilka cup

  • Maz sagt:

    I’ll definitely try that – thanks. For really high calorie content try Logan Bread – which I got from

  • Hendrik sagt:

    Great photos, Benjamin. Looks delicious, must try these for my April skiing trip.

  • Boot Dryer sagt:

    These look great, I’ll have to try and make my own.

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