Make Galaxy Breakfast Bars

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The excitement is building in my house for the latest Star Wars™ movie! In one corner, we've got the 10 year old boy who is dying to see it. In the other corner, we've got his dad who remembers watching the first movies as a kid, along with waiting in line for an extremely long number of hours when the second group of three was released.

Ben and I have had a lot of fun shopping with all the movie merchandise out, and it's pretty obvious what our holiday "theme" is going to be.  We even bought four Star Wars™ inflatables, so we'll be setting up our holiday lights complete with the same theme.  Ben is making his Christmas list and it's full of Star Wars™ items.  I'm looking forward to seeing his face Christmas morning!

While he and I were at Walmart the other day, we picked up Star Wars™ Honey Nut Cheerios®, complete with the awesome prize in the box, along with Star Wars™ Go-Gurt, in order to create a fun breakfast for him--Galaxy Breakfast Bars!  We love trying out new recipe ideas and he was more than happy to help create this one.

Galaxy Breakfast Bars are perfect for busy mornings and we paired ours with Star Wars™ Go-Gurt and some fresh fruit to round out the meal.  They're also a great snack for after school or even tucked into a lunch bag.

Do you think your kids would love them too?  Check out our recipe below.

Galaxy Breakfast Bars:
3 cups Star Wars™ Honey Nut Cheerios®
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup shredded coconut

  • Spray an 8 inch square dish with bake spray to prevent sticking.
  • Combine cereal, raisins, and coconut into a glass bowl and set aside.
  • Combine peanut butter and honey in a saucepan and heat till the mixture begins to simmer (do NOT boil).  Remove from heat and stir to combine well.
  • Pour over cereal mixture and mix until the cereal is well coated.
  • Press the cereal into the prepared pan and use the flat end of a spatula to push it down into place.  If you spritz the spatula with a bit of bake spray the cereal bars won't stick!
  • Cover and chill for at least an hour.  Cut and serve.

Makes about 9 squares.
Cook time - 15 minutes
Chill time - 1 hour or more

Keep refrigerated until serving and make sure to refrigerate any extras.  While tasty, they do not hold well at room temperature, the peanut butter and honey will soften.  Personally, I think these go well with a nice cup of tea!

Is your family excited to see the new Star Wars™ movie?  What are you doing to get ready for it?  I'd love to hear your stories too.