Hey! There’s this new cereal called Fiber One Honey Clusters. It looks like this and…oh wait. It’s not new anymore….er, well. I finally got around to buying some.
When it first hit the shelves, I was pretty eager to buy a box. Unfortunately, I am addicted to regular Fiber One and when it came down to choosing a between the two, I went with the old standby. Buying two boxes out of the same line of cereal seemed frivolous.
My excuse to buy the Fiber One Honey Clusters came in the form of an email. This recipe was sent to me by my friend Meredith, who found it in a book called Beyond the Bowl by Debbie Maugans Nakos. If you recognize that name, it’s because Debbie also wrote Small Batch Baking. Beyond the Bowl is one of her earlier cookbooks. I need to buy it. For now, here is our interpretation of the recipe.
First, you take 5 cups of Fiber One Honey Clusters cereal and crush it up in the food processor.
You stir in 1/2 cup melted butter and press the mixture into a lined and greased pan.
Next, you pour on the condensed milk and sprinkle the top with chocolate chips, crushed granola bars, pecans and coconut. The amounts listed below are only suggestions. With all the new granola flavors, you could have fun with variations. Next time I might try the banana flavored granola. This time I just used oats and honey.
Finally, you bake them for 25 minutes, cooled them completely and cut. I chilled them overnight before cutting. In this picture, they are sitting on a big cutting board.
These are very crumbly and almost candy-like. The toasted pecans keep them from being too sweet. I won’t go so far as to call these healthy, but you could do worse. You get at least 2 grams of fiber in each square.
5 cups crushed Fiber One Honey Cluster Cereal
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 can condensed milk (14 oz) – reduced fat kind works very well
1 cup semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips (used about 2 cups)
2 1/2 cups granola (non-fruit kind….I used 3 packs of crushed up granola bars)
1/2 cup chopped pecans (I used at least 1 cup and I toasted them before hand)
1/2 cup coconut (optional, but I used it and liked how it tasted)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 13×9 inch pan with foil and grease foil…..or just use parchment.
Crush cereal in food processor. You should end up with 3 cups after crushing. Add melted butter to food processor and pulse until mixed. Press into pan.
Pour condensed milk over top. Sprinkle with chips, granola, pecans and coconut.
Bake 25-30 minutes. Cool completely, then cut into 32 squares. Chill if desired.