I hope you all had a good weekend! We sure did! Oh and it´s still all about childhood memories!
Can you remember those times when you were still in school and grown up people told you to enjoy school time because once you are out of school and the adult life starts you wish you could go back into school when life was a lot easier? And can you also remember that you thought this was silly and that you wanted to start into adult life as quickly as possible because school sometimes was just so very stupid? Well...people were right! School life is easy and you won´t admit it until you are all grown up yourself and give the same advice that you once got to your kids.
Anyways, I can honestly say that my school years were a lot of fun and are filled with sweet memories - playing catch during lunch breaks, exchanging dearly treasured stickers for our sticker booklets, having doll and teddy bear picnics, exchanging lunches because the others´ lunch boxes always seemed far more interesting than your own one, crafting, laughing and in general having a good time with the other kids.
One lunch break treat that almost every kid had in their lunch box every now and then were cereal bars. My mum used to buy them but I prefer to make them myself - now that I am a "big girl"!
So, if you want to make your own super yummy cereal bars, here is what you will need:
125g of chopped nuts/seeds/dried fruit (whatever you like really - we usually take walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds, flax seed, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds. You could even put chocolate in!)
Slightly roast the oats and all other dry ingredients such as nuts and seeds in a pan without fat. This will bring out the flavors a lot more.
In another pot melt the butter, sugar and honey until the sugar is fully dissolved. Mix in the dry ingredients and spread onto a baking sheet. Try to make it into a nice square about 1/2cm thick (1/4 inch). Best thing to do is cover the mixture with another baking sheet and using a rolling pin to make it nice and even. After about 10 minutes cut it into bars - however big or small you want them. Let dry completely and enjoy!
See you on Wednesday!