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  1. This was really funny to read and put a smile on my face after a long day with the kids and all that is involved with running a home
    Thanks !! You must be so blessed to grow fruit .. where I live the main road is right outside and there is no room for a garden . Happy mum ing ..

  2. Can you use light corn syrup in place of the maple syrup?

    1. Sara– Great question. I am guessing a big YES, but I honestly haven’t tried it so hate to say…Maybe you can try it and let me know!

  3. Hi Monica I have been following you & your lovely family a couple months now & thoroughly enjoy all your witticisms, life stories & antics you post. I laughed out loud at reading this post for two reasons 1st one is the never ending feeding of boys I only have the one 12yr old & he eats enough so goodness knows how you cope with your boy brood. We usually have some of his friends around at some point over the week & usually have the one good mate who generally stops nearly every weekend so can thoroughly commiserate to the empty cupboard syndrome lol.
    The 2nd is the shopping experience, I live in the U.K so we have shopping “trolleys” & oh goodness do I always get the worst one. Can guarantee lines & lines of trolleys available but I always seem to get a dodgy wheel one which has its own warped twisted mind of its own where your continually veering to one side or it will suddenly pick up speed to deliberately crash into someone else lol. Oh the woes & fun of shopping & no in my opinion it’s never too early to start buying the Xmas goodies😃I totally love Xmas. Can’t wait to try the recipe. Have a great day & take care to you & yours xxx

  4. This recipe looks like a winner! Am I the only one who has trouble keeping my GIRLS full?? They eat constantly (ok, kinda me)! They are 15 and 17, a cheerleader and dancer respectively. Maybe I need to start crazy Costco visits!
    Thanks Monica!

  5. I really enjoy your blog!! Thank you!! Can’t wait to try this recipe for my kiddos!

    1. Thank you Lisa! That means a lot to me. Hope your kids love them! Much aloha and glad to “meet” you here. 🙂 XO

  6. 5 stars
    I made these last night and had one (or two) for breakfast this morning! I love them. I added a little bit of flax to them too. 🙂

  7. Monica,

    I am so glad you posted this. I was just looking at this very recipe today in the newest 100 DoRF cookbook and wanted to make it. But the cereal she used has been discontinued. I like that you’ve tried it with Special K and Cheerios and shared how they turned out.

    1. Oh that’s great Andrea! Fun timing for sure! Yep, I think my boys like it best with flakes but Cheerios definitely work too. Much aloha and hope you enjoy!

  8. Thank you for the recipe and ideas! I have a teenage son who plays water polo and is growing like a weed, so he’s ravenous all the time–I needed some good quick snack ideas, and these are perfect!

    1. Perfect Sarah, so glad you happened by these then. I bet water polo is so much fun. I wish there was a chance for my boys to try it but none available around here. :/ Much aloha to you and your hungry teen!

  9. Oh man this cracked me up. I thought i was the only one whose trips to Costco are utterly slapstick.

    This pb bar recipe looks GREAT! Thank you so much!! I enjoy your blog a lot!

    1. Thank you TJ!! 🙂 Someone could probably make a great video highlighting all of us crazies at Costco! 😉 Thanks for the comment, I feel better already. aloha-

  10. Sandie Wingard says:

    I am going to try to do this with my granola. I’ll let you know how it goes.

    1. Oh yum!! Please let me know how that turns out. Great idea! 🙂 Aloha to you Sandie!

  11. Nicole Espenlaub says:

    5 stars
    Can’t wait to try these! So easy and versatile. I feel like it is part of all of us moms to be a Costco mess. It never fails for me either!! 😊 Thanks for the recipe.

    1. Thanks Nicole. Funny how you feel like you’re the only one at Costoc, but yeah–probably everyone has the same thoughts! 🙂 Much aloha to you and thanks for stopping in…Hope your kids love the bars!

  12. I am seriously making these tonight! I fight between wanting the boys to not snack, because they often leave stuff on their plates at dinner, to wanting to let them snack because I know they are growing and need the nourishment. I guess a “healthy” snack is probably the good middle ground. My older guy is almost 11 and my little is 7. Not quite into the Costco trip season yet. Thanks for this super simple recipe! I’ll bet its filling too!

  13. I have two cross country teenage boys (14 &16) in the house and I go grocery shopping 3-4 times a week. Our fridge and freezer are always empty and I don’t understand what happens to all the food!!! Thanks for putting a smile on my face this morning with your Costco shopping story. I’m right there with you.

  14. This will be our snack as we watch our beloved Cubbies battle for victory in game 7 of the World Series tonight! History in the making!! Thanks

    1. Big hit and I even ran short on the maple syrup ( added about 1/8 cup) and no complaints. This will be a go to, for sure!

  15. Andria Guerrero says:

    Thanks for the simple recipe! I have two growing boys myself, 10 and almost 12. I am also a Costco mess…4 kids in tow, paper towels and toilet paper filling the entire basket, 600ish boxes of cereal with a ton of milk to go with it, bread hanging over the sides. Then I usually run something over in the parking lot that fell out of my basket, the latest being the deli pizza! Haha! I’m thankful for those hungry kids though!

  16. Looks great! What cereal do you use the most for these?

    1. Just a basic flake cereal! Special K or any healthy version of that! You’ll love them! thanks Amy!