a close up of a fruity cereal bar made of Cheerios, apples and berries

    Cereal Recipes

    Cheerios Fruitylicious Apple and Berry bars

    Great for lunchboxes or as an anytime snack, our cereal bars are fruity and crunchy-licious. This simple, all-in-one method is easy-peasy – so even your little ones can have a go!

    Preparation Time
    15 min
    Cooking Time
    25 min
    Cooling Time
    Skill Level
    Serving Size


    • 140 g Multigrain Cheerios whole
    • 150 g self-raising flour
    • 2 tsp baking powder
    • 85 g dried cherry and berry mix
    • 2 tbsp muscovado sugar
    • 1 medium dessert apple, cored and chopped small
    • 150 ml semi-skimmed milk ( 1/4 pint)
    • 1 medium egg, beaten
    • 3 tbsp light olive oil or sunflower oil
    • Icing sugar for dusting (optional)


    • Preheat the oven to 200°C/Fan 180°C/400°F/gas mark 6.
    • Line a 20cm x 25cm tin with baking parchment.
    • Place 100g of the CHEERIOS in a mixing bowl along with the flour, baking powder, cherry and berry mix, sugar and apple and stir together until well combined
    • Add the milk, egg and oil and briefly mix again.
    • Spoon into the prepared tin and spread evenly. Sprinkle over the remaining CHEERIOS and lightly press them into the mixture.
    • Bake for 25 minutes until golden and just firm. Leave to cool for a few minutes then lift out onto a cooling rack to cool completely.
    • Lightly dust with icing sugar and use a large knife cut into 10 bars.
    • Try to mix up the colours to make pretty coloured flowers.
    • You can use chopped pear in place of the apple. Dried cranberries and raisins also work well in this recipe.