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Cereal Crunch Frozen Yogurt Breakfast Bars

3 hr + 11 min

Breakfast

Snack

10 ingredients or less

Freezer-friendly

No-bake

This bar has a satisfying crunch factor thanks to puffed rice and whole-grain cereal bits. The base is sweet and soft and goes well with the creamy peanut butter and tart frozen yogurt.

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Total

3 hr + 11 min

Prep

11 min

Freeze

3 hr

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup (240 mL)
    peanut butter
  • ½ cup (95 g)
    soft Medjool dates, pits removed
  • ½ cup (120 mL)
    unsweetened soy milk
  • 2 Tbsp (14 g)
    ground flaxseeds
  • 1 cup (14 g)
    puffed rice
  • 1½ cups (46 g)
    bran flakes (with red berries)*
  • ½ cup (80 g)
  • 1 cup (240 mL)
    unsweetened soy yogurt
  • 3 Tbsp (5 g)
    freeze-dried strawberries, roughly chopped (optional)
  • 1 tsp (2 g)
    lemon zest (optional)
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Directions

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  1. Line an 8 x 8 inch (20 x 20 cm) baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. In a food processor, combine the peanut butter, dates, soy milk and flaxseed until a soft dough forms. Stop to scrape down the sides as needed.
  3. Transfer the peanut butter and date paste to a large bowl and add the cereal, puffed rice, and cranberries. Note, ensure the cranberries are finely minced, otherwise the base of the bars may not stick together as well if the chunks are too large. Gently mix everything together until it's all just combined.
  4. Transfer the mix to the prepared dish and firmly press the mixture down using the back of a spoon or the bottom of a measuring cup or flat-bottomed glass. The more tightly packed you can make it, the better the bars will hold together when ready to enjoy.
  5. Pour the yogurt over the base and sprinkle it with freeze-dried strawberries and lemon zest. Tip: we simply picked out the freeze-dried berries from our box of cereal.
  6. Place the dish in the freezer for at least 3 hours, or until the yogurt is frozen.
  7. Remove from the freezer and let it come to room temperature for about 5 minutes to soften slightly so that it cuts more easily. Cut into bars and transfer to an airtight container, using pieces of parchment to separate the pieces.
  8. Store in the freezer until ready to eat. Let your bar thaw slightly before eating so that the yogurt softens. Enjoy!

Notes

  • * Ideally choose a cereal that is low in sugar, as we are already naturally sweetening our bars with dates and dried cranberries.
  • The yogurt may turn a yellow colour in the freezer. That's normal and it will return to its original colour if it sits in the fridge or at room temperature.

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Grains 39%

puffed rice

bran flakes (with red berries)

Proteins 41%

peanut butter

unsweetened soy milk

ground flaxseeds

unsweetened soy yogurt

Fruits & Veggies 20%

soft Medjool dates

dried cranberries

freeze-dried strawberries

lemon zest

Calcium

unsweetened soy milk

unsweetened soy yogurt

Fat

peanut butter

ground flaxseeds

Nutrition info

We believe that focusing on numbers can harm our relationship with food. Instead, our philosophy is to Nourish the Cells & the Soul. If you require specific nutrition information due to a medical condition, please consult with a dietitian or physician. The nutritional information provided is composed with the utmost care. However, we cannot guarantee the correctness of the displayed values, see also our disclaimer.

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Allysa - Aug. 3, 2021, 3:46 a.m.

This was a delicious recipe! I cannot recommend it more! I used Almond butter , rice crispy cereal and vanilla almond yogurt as substitutes! It was super helpful having the weight next to the items. Really Bravo on the website! It is so easy to use! I don’t know how many times I have messed up a recipe trying to cut it in thirds. Thank you for the delicious breakfast!

PUL Team - Aug. 5, 2021, 4:13 a.m.

We're so grateful for the lovely review, Allysa, thank you for the support! It means so much that the new website is being enjoyed 🤗


Charlotte - July 28, 2021, 10:25 p.m.

Wowsers! I enjoyed the first PUL fro yo bar recipe but I thought these were next level! Loved the crunchy cereal, dried fruit, nut butter combo as the base and the fresh, fruity, creamy topping was perfection! 👌🏻 I used coconut soy yogurt and it worked so well. 🥥❤

PUL Team - July 29, 2021, 7 p.m.

We're so glad you enjoyed the bars, Charlotte! Thank you 😃


Sneha Kamat - July 25, 2021, 12:47 a.m.

Loved this recipe ! Simple and decadent … been following your channel for a while now … big fan , I look forward to your videos , they are so honest , informative and positive… May you keep growing …

PUL Team - July 26, 2021, 8:53 p.m.

Thanks a bunch for being here and sharing the kind words, Sneha! It means so much 🥰


Rachel - July 24, 2021, 11:34 p.m.

Absolutely delicious and not too sweet!


Mudita - July 24, 2021, 6:22 p.m.

These breakfast bars are honestly such a light go-to breakfast. In the mornings, I don’t crave anything heavy so these bars are perfect to keep me fueled. Love these Saadia!!!


Nicki - July 23, 2021, 7:59 p.m.

Delicious 😋


Julia - July 22, 2021, 8:39 p.m.

I tried this recipe as a dessert for my mother on mother's day and it turned out pretty well. Thanks, Sadia!


Ade - July 22, 2021, 7:41 p.m.

I've had the previous version as my go to breakfast since you posted it. Thank you for sharing an updated one so I can mix and match, since I became vegan I'm thrilled about waking up because breakfast has become my favourite meal!

PUL Team - July 23, 2021, 3:19 a.m.

So incredible to hear you've been enjoying the bars, Ade! Thanks for allowing PUL to be part of your plant-based journey ✨


Dgbah - July 17, 2021, 1:11 a.m.

Though I rarely check out the nutritional info for the recipes, I recently was reading an article about the recommended sugar intake for women. At 25 grams per day, this one would really put it over the top. Since there is no refined sugars does this not count?

PUL Team - July 18, 2021, 2:38 a.m.

Hey there, Dgbah, thank you for the question. It can definitely be confusing with so much information out there! It sounds like you may be referring to the World Health Organization recommendation: who.int/news/item/04-03-2015-… which indeed refers to "free" or added sugars. For example, syrup or sugar as an ingredient being added rather than the sugar naturally present in foods.

For more information, you may find our guide to sugar helpful: pickuplimes.com/article/a-gui… 🙂


Julie - July 17, 2021, 12:03 a.m.

This is the first PUL recipe I have tried. They turned out beautiful and delicious. I made the recipe exactly as written but I can see where it would be fun and easy to play around with substitutions just for fun. So glad I tried them.

PUL Team - July 18, 2021, 2:29 a.m.

Thanks s bunch for sharing the review, Julie! Do let us know if you experiment with this one 😃


Lineke - July 11, 2021, 9:49 a.m.

Hey Sadia,

I made these 2 days ago. The taste is great but they because soggy instead of crispy. While defrosting them a lot of moisture came out of the yoghurt and made everything wet. I used the unsweetened soy yoghurt from alpro. How do you get yours to stay crispy? I left mine in the freezer overnight by the way. Was this too long?

Love love love your site and channel by the way <3

PUL Team - July 16, 2021, 6:05 a.m.

Hi Lineke, thanks for the question! How long do you tend to let the bars thaw out for? It sounds like they may be sitting out too long. We'd recommend leaving the bars in the freezer until shortly before enjoying them. Do let us know if this helps! So thrilled you're enjoying the new website as well 🤩


Katie - July 10, 2021, 7:09 p.m.

I can't wait to try these! They look like the perfect, cool, summertime breakfast! Beautiful, too!


Kseniya - July 10, 2021, 3:26 p.m.

Looks incredibly beautiful and delicious. And photos are really good, bravo! Sadia, you and your team are so talented, wish you a lot of happiness and goodness. Thank you for your existence :)

PUL Team - July 15, 2021, 7:50 a.m.

It means so much that you took the time to share this, Kseniya! Thank you for your kindness ✨


Katherine Broberg - July 9, 2021, 7:29 p.m.

These were a big hit with my kids! It is tricky to mix the cereal into the dough without totally crushing it, but it’s what makes these so delightfully crunchy! Hands down an improvement from the last breakfast bars.

PUL Team - July 15, 2021, 2:50 a.m.

Oh, Katherine, thank you for taking the time to share - it means so much! So glad you're enjoying the bars ✨


Jen - July 8, 2021, 11:35 p.m.

Super delicious!! Also stores really well, kept it in the freezer for about a month.


Kirstyn - July 8, 2021, 8:52 p.m.

Love these bars! I made them about a month ago and just pulled out the last one for a morning snack. Delicious!


Carolina Diaz - July 8, 2021, 6:22 p.m.

This bars are absolutely amazing! the best go to snack for a summer day


Sara Scaletti - July 8, 2021, 6:12 p.m.

These are delicious and sooo easy! I make them all summer long 😍😍😍


Laura - July 2, 2021, 3:15 p.m.

Love these yogurt bars! So tasty! Such a quick breakfast for summer.


Netra - June 26, 2021, 7:04 p.m.

This would be by far the prettiest crunch frozen yogurt bars I’ve ever seen!! Mine has just gone into the freezer .. fingers crossed 🤞. Thankyou for sharing your gift with the world Sadia! You are truly so talented 😇🤩

PUL Team - June 27, 2021, 2:40 a.m.

We're so thankful to have you in our PUL family, Netra! We hope you enjoyed the breakfast bars 😃

Netra Nair - June 29, 2021, 7:11 a.m.

Hey Sadia, the breakfast bars turned out really good.. I think it can be better though and it has something to do with the dates. I soaked the Medjoul dates because I use a mixer/grinder(750 watts) and I think I soaked it too long coz the peanut butter & dates became a paste. Secondly, I notice that when I thaw the bars they become soggy .. is there something I should be doing differently?

PUL Team - June 30, 2021, 4 a.m.

Hi Netra, thank you for the update! The sogginess may have been due to some excess liquid (such as from the dates perhaps). Using a thicker yogurt if possible may be another idea to help with this 🙂


Hosana - June 21, 2021, 11:55 p.m.

I love your food and info . What the different between kcal and Calories

PUL Team - June 22, 2021, 5:49 a.m.

Thank you, Hosana! Kcal stands for "kilocalorie" which is generally used interchangeably for the word calorie. Both tell us approximately how much energy is in the food we enjoy 😊


Denise - June 21, 2021, 3:01 p.m.

Hello Sadia,
Thank you so much for this delicious and refreshing recipe! I‘ve made the bars this weekend, they where super easy to make and so filling. My boyfriend and I loved them. 😋🥰


Sarena - June 21, 2021, 9:19 a.m.

Super simple to make and incredibly delicious - thanks PUL team!

PUL Team - June 21, 2021, 9:19 a.m.

So glad you enjoyed it, Sarena, thanks for sharing!


Sarah - June 20, 2021, 2:35 p.m.

Dear PUL-Team!
I made these bars and they are delicious! But they are extremly sticky, I don't know what I have done wrong....I used puffed quinoa and I added a few more cornflakes but this didn't worked.. . I used the metric measurements, could this be the reason for this consistency?
However they taste good, so thank you for another great recipe!
Lots of love from Austria!

PUL Team - June 21, 2021, 7:18 a.m.

Hi Sarah, thank you for sharing your review and lovely question! The metric measurements shouldn't make too big of a difference for the provided ingredients as they're taken from the USDA for higher accuracy. We'll be sure to double-check them shortly though! I'm thinking it might be the kinds of dates you're using as some are more "sticky" or larger than others. Did you happen to use a different type of date? One tip could be to try to add dates to the base mixture until you notice it just sticks together well.

Another idea is to not let the bars thaw for too long after freezing them. This may help prevent the yogurt and base from melting and feeling more sticky if desired 😊 So glad the cereal bars were enjoyed regardless 😃

Sarah - June 24, 2021, 7:39 p.m.

Thank you for your helpful and individual responses! That's what makes PUL so special and great! I used small dates, which were quite sticky, though 90g as in the recipe. I don't have Medjool dates where I live unfortunately, so I'm not sure if they differ much. Your tip to add as many dates until the mixture sticks together is great and I will make them again this weekend!

PUL Team - June 25, 2021, 3:29 p.m.

Hi Sarah, no problem at all! We're so glad you're adapting the recipe to what's accessible to you. Using less of the stickier dates should help next time. We hope you enjoy them 😊


Simone - June 15, 2021, 5:12 p.m.

Hi Sadia! Dates aren’t very common in my country so I’m not that familiar with it. Am I allowed to use dried medjool dates in this recipe or should it be fresh? Also, if I can’t find medjool dates can I use the dried deglet noor variety? Thank you so much!

PUL Team - June 17, 2021, 5:45 a.m.

Hi Simone! Thank you for the lovely questions. Feel free to use whatever dates are the most accessible to you 😃 We prefer Medjool dates as they're generally a bit bigger and chewier than the more firm and smaller dates available to us, but either of the options you mentioned are fine. You may find it helpful to add a few more dates to the mixture if it's not as sticky as desired and add a touch more liquid if needed. We hope you enjoy the bars ✨


Smira - June 15, 2021, 11:42 a.m.

Made these and they turned out yummy. Will definitely be making them again as a healthy snack for the evenings.


Ariane - June 15, 2021, 6:07 a.m.

Made this tonight and it was amazing! I did not have dates or puffed rice on hand but used some prunes, date syrup, and dried cherries (no sugar added) and extra corn flakes. Lemon zest brought an amazing taste. Worked out so good!

PUL Team - June 17, 2021, 5:46 a.m.

Ooo such nice substitutions, Ariane 🤩 So glad you enjoyed the bars!


Angeliki - June 11, 2021, 4:46 p.m.

Hello Sadia from Athens, Greece.
Your recipes are amazing, but what is even more amazing is the way you present them! You make a difference, I'm sure you've known it by now :)
So, my question is, how many grams is each serving?

Thank you.

PUL Team - June 12, 2021, 8:28 p.m.

Aww thank you for the very kind words, Angeliki, we're so grateful to hear! There are around 95 grams per serving when split into 9 bars. Sending love to Athens 🥰


Saskia - June 11, 2021, 2:45 p.m.

This recipe looks absolutely delicious! 😍 Do you think there is a way to substitute the dates? As i can't have dried fruit and also have to be careful with fruit in general, this is a problem i often have to tackle but i find it hard to find a good solution for this. Any ideas?
Also, thank you so much for your great content, i really enjoy all of your posts!

PUL Team - June 12, 2021, 7:43 p.m.

Hi Saskia, thanks for the question! It may be a bit tricky as dried fruit helps add natural sweetness while also helping with stickiness to ensure the bars bind together. We'd recommend experimenting with some syrup and nut butter to add in place of the dried fruit. Let us know how it goes if you give it a try 🤩


Salome - June 11, 2021, 9:22 a.m.

Hi, thank you for this new batch of recipes, this time I am intrigued to try all three from the latest video! :) I am printing them out and noticed that you can scale your ingredients, but not the size of your baking dish (I was thinking of printing 20-bars-recipe for the whole big family, so it is relevant).

PUL Team - June 12, 2021, 7:50 p.m.

Hi Salome, we appreciate you mentioning this so much! For the time being, we've opted not to include a scale for equipment for simplicity as it often impacts recipes in other ways. For example, using larger or smaller baking dishes may impact the recommended oven heat and baking time. We've taken note of the suggestion though to consider for the future☺️ We hope you love the recipes ✨


ari - June 11, 2021, 8:37 a.m.

This recipe seems incredible!! it's for sure the one I'm going to try and make this weekend, since it's just too hot outside to turn on the oven.
But Sadia, I had a question: a couple of days (or maybe even more than a week) ago, you posted on IG stories a video where you told us you were trying some iced coffee recipes and I was wondering, are those coming soon or we still need to wait a couple of week/a month to see them? Because they looked so INCREDIBLY good!

PUL Team - June 12, 2021, 2:45 a.m.

Hey Ari, we hope you love the breakfast bars when you're able to try them out! Good eye about the iced coffee as well. We're still hoping to make the recipes the best they can be so it's hard to say for sure. We do aim to share them sooner rather than later though🤗


Sonia - June 10, 2021, 10:43 p.m.

Con todo respeto: No soy una persona vegana, pero amo cocinar. Me encantan tus recetas 😋 y por la forma de cocinar se que tú también amas 😍 cocinar.
Eres un ser humano ❤️ lleno de mucha luz.
Bendiciones desde mi cielo 🙏 de Querétaro, Mex.
P.D Ojalá, algún día, tuviera el honor de hacer algún trabajo contigo.
Muchas felicidades, eres increíble!!!

PUL Team - June 11, 2021, 1:42 a.m.

Hehe gracias, Sonia, you're too kind! We're so grateful for the wonderful feedback. Sending lots of love to Querétaro 🥰