Thursday, December 9, 2010

Millet Cranberry Bars

This was a winner. It has some similarities to rice crispy treats, yet healthier. It was a fun snack. It is a nice way to incorporate a new grain too. I also used Almond Butter in it. I hadn't bought it before. You can bring your own container into Good Earth. They will weigh the container, then you only pay for the Almond butter. I learn new tricks every day. I put cranberries in it, that I got from Good Earth as well. I really liked the consistency of the cranberries. They were softer than the ones you usually see, and not all the added sugar. They were yummy!
I found this cereal at Sunflower Market!


1 C almond butter or creamy peanut butter
2/3 C honey
2 tsp vanilla
2 C oatmeal (I used old fashioned)
3 C puffed millet
1/2 dried cranberries or different dried fruit
1 tsp cinnamon (I used pumpkin spice)


1. In a saucepan on the stove. Heat on med low heat butter and honey. Heat until a smooth consistency. Then stir in vanilla.

2. In a separate bowl mix the oatmeal and millet together with the cinnamon ,and cranberries. Pour the hot mixture on top. Mix until the cereal mixture is all covered.

3. Grease a 13x9 " pan. Pour the mixture in the pan. Flatten let harden a little. Cut into squares and wrap in plastic, and store in fridge. They are a nice snack for you to have when you are on the go. Enjoy!


  1. You can make your own almond butter too in a food processor. It's loud but yummy and less expensive that Good Earth.

    PS I sat by you in the class at "Let's cook" last Tuesday, love your blog, I look forward to finding some more recipes.

  2. Thank You! It was fun to meet you. :)

  3. I have made almond before. I wasn't super thrilled with it. I would love to get your recipe. I agree with you. Almonds are really noisy. :)

  4. correction to last comment (almond butter)