Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Kira Corbin
Hands-on Time
15 Mins
Total Time
45 Mins
Serves 14 (serving size: 1 bar)

These homemade bars are perfect for packing lunches or for an after-school snack. 

How to Make It

Preheat oven to 350°. Combine tahini, syrup, olive oil, vanilla, and salt in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH 1 minute or until bubbly. Combine cereal, oats, dates, and pumpkinseed kernels in a medium bowl. Pour tahini mixture over barley mixture; toss well to coat. Press into an 11 x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with quinoa, pressing to adhere. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until set. Cool completely in dish.

Ratings & Reviews

Great options for left over tahini!

September 23, 2015
So i am one of those that don't exactly follow the recipe, some due to trying to lower the wheat intake in the house (exchanged rice chex for the puffy cereal, and skipped the quinoa) and not having brown rice syrup (exchanged agave and honey). Didn't fill a 9X13 pan, but would be great in a smaller one.Outcome was tasty and fun! Good alternative for home made snacks vs store bought