Memories of a Chocolate Covered Cereal Bar


cereal bar


An old friend from elementary school came to visit me with her two adorable kids a few weeks back. Growing up we spent many days together listening to Smashing Pumpkins, talking about boys while snacking on her mom’s amazing cereal bars.

It’s pretty special what you can experience when you indulge in enjoyable recollections of past events. I could almost taste those delicious bars when we were catching up. So I had to try my own version with a nutrition focus for my kids…and well, me too.

So here they are with protein, minerals and healthy fats….did I mention that there is AVOCADO in the chocolate “nice-ing” on top

Pumpkin seed butter is another star ingredient in this treat. It contains many minerals including phosphorus, iron, magnesium and zinc. Zinc is great for immune support and supporting better sleep. If you’re like me, you’ll want to include anything to their food to help improve sleep.


NO BAKE Chocolate Covered Cereal Bar


1/2 cup pumpkin seed butter

1/2 cup raw honey

3 tbsp virgin coconut oil

2 tbsp hemp hearts

2.5 cups bean-based O’s (I used half Power O’s and Sprouted Oat Honey O’s)


  1. In a medium bowl add pumpkin seed butter, honey, coconut oil (needs to be liquid)
  2. Pour in cereal and mix together so it’s evenly distributed and covered with the pumpkin seed butter, honey and coconut oil mixture.
  3. You can either spread the mixture in a square baking pan (size depends on how thick you want it to be) or a mini muffin pan (add liners first)
  4. Stick in the freezer for 10-15 minutes to firm up


Chocolate “Nice-ing”



2 ripe avocados

1/2 cup cocoa powder

1/2 cup pure maple syrup


  1. Blend avocado (remove pit and shell), cocoa powder and maple syrup until smooth. I used my Vitamix Professional Series 750 and it quickly makes it super creamy.
  2. Remove cereal bars from freezer and spread chocolate nice-ing on each cup or in pan.
  3. Stick back into the freezer for 2 hours or until hardened.
  4. Store in the freezer and remove when you want a delicious healthy treat!


Want to watch how it’s made. Check out Miranda’s Facebook Live Post


*Although ingredients used do not contain peanuts or treenuts, some are produced in a facilty with treenuts, peanuts, and other allergens.

  1. Lori says:

    Love these! The “nice-icing” is so fantastic my son (who can detect ANYTHNING “weird” in his food) thought it was delicious! Thanks Miranda — keep these recipes coming. They are truly appreciated!

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