Gluten Free Apple Almond Bars & Publix® Gift Card Giveaway


It’s time to stock the pantry and fridge with healthy after school snacks, and things to pack in lunchboxes.  My littlest loves to get in the kitchen and help so I try to find easy recipes for her. Plus, if it is Gluten Free & Dairy Free we love it because that means everyone at my house can enjoy!

Chex™ Cereal is BOGO this week (8/28 – 9/3/2014) at Publix®. This is a super time to stock up for breakfast, or just to try these great Chex™ recipes!

Because they only take 15 minutes to make, they are an easy way to provide your kids with a homemade lunchbox treat that tastes great! Plus, since Chex™ cereals are “buy one, get one free” this week at Publix®, the recipes are also a great value.

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We gathered our ingredients and got busy!

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I let her do all the hard work…in a princess dress I might add. Is there any other way to cook? 😉 Watch this video below to see just how easy these are to make! You can find the recipe for these Chex Apple Almond Bars here or listed below.

4.0 from 1 reviews
Gluten Free Apple Almond Bars
Prep time
Total time
Recipe type: Snack
Serves: 16
  • 4cups Cinnamon Chex™ or Rice Chex™ cereal
  • ⅔ cup chopped dried apples
  • ½ cup sliced almonds
  • ½ cup sweetened dried cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  1. Line bottom and sides of 8-inch square pan with foil. Spray foil with cooking spray. In large bowl, mix cereal, apples, almonds and cranberries; set aside.
  2. In large microwavable bowl, microwave butter, corn syrup and brown sugar uncovered on High 2 to 3 minutes stirring every 30 seconds or until mixture is boiling and slightly thickened.
  3. Pour over cereal mixture in bowl; stir until evenly coated. Using buttered back of spoon, press mixture firmly in pan. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm enough to cut.
  4. For bars, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows. Store covered at room temperature up to 1 week.
Dairy Free
  1. Use coconut oil or dairy free margarine in place of butter

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One Lucky A Few Short Cuts Reader will win a $40 Publix® Gift Card!


Just leave a comment below telling me what your favorite recipe is from Chex!


Giveaway will end September 3 2014 at 11:59 pm est. Winner will be contacted within 24 hours.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of General Mills® via Burst Media. The opinions and text are all mine.


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