Brown Rice Cereal Bars

Picture this... It's early... gotta get to work..kids to school..
But first get dressed
No first dress the kids
No first wake up
Then get coffee

Now commence with dressing the kids and yourself....
This is my life in the morning.
A brief snippet of the mayhem.
I've tried several different tactics to get my mess of a morning in somewhat order, only to fail repeatedly and have to start all over again

I know there is a better solution out there...

My co-worker always looks so beautifully put together at like 8am and has a similar family structure to mine. (1 husband, 2 kids) so logically I turned to her for help with tackling the A.M rush. Really, who wouldn't want to look red-carpet ready at the crack of dawn.

Me, I'm more of a get up and go person... In my opinion, I've perfected this look. 
So what if that shirt I always get compliments on is really the top to my favorite pajamas
You'd never know.. 
Well, now you do but it's ok
I'm not ashamed

Ok I got off track.. 
My co-worker recommended that I plan everything out the night before. Outfit-Check, Kids things-Check, Breakfast for the next morning-Check
My first attempt at this took place one Sunday evening.. of course to prepare for the toughest day of the week.. Monday
Notice I said "attempt".. see trying this on a Sunday was a bad idea to start with.. By the time I was ready to start my plans for a well thought out Monday..

It was time for the Walking Dead... 

Then after that I watched Doomsday Preppers.. you know, to be better prepared for the Zombie Apocalypse. Have you watched that show?.. It's almost better than Duck Dynasty

By the end, any thought of morning preparations became a distant memory..

That is until the next morning when I was late for work.. 

I need a better plan, solution, scheme,layout (ooohh I'm just full of synonyms today.)

Got any suggestions..? Or do you have just as much trouble as me?

It's all good because I found a tasty solution for breakfast.. that can be made ahead of time and saved in an air tight container for up to 2 days.. which means 2 days of "what's for breakfast" solved.. Brown Rice Cereal Bars

Well, ok I'm lying because I prefer bacon, eggs, pancakes, maybe fried chicken for breakfast and these bars are more of a breakfast snack for me.. but they are grab-n-go, prefect for the morning rush and simple to make..

While watching The Walking Dead.. 

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This recipe was inspired by one that I saw in Better Homes and Gardens Magazine 


  1. I DEFINITELY have this problem. I am always friggin late. And it seems like it has to do with the fact that my entire life is in completely disarray when I wake up--nothing organized the night before. So I kind of like that solution, although I highly doubt I would keep to a plan for any sort of extended period of time.

    As for these bars, they sound so good. I am a huge fan of rice krispy squares, but I never considered brown rice cereal or nuts or no marshmallows. These are like a whole new, delicious looking thing. And the color is so pretty!

    1. It's good to know that I'm not alone on the "always late train". :)

  2. Your whole post had me in stitches! I always hoped I would grow up to be like your co-worker: well put together, always looking fresh and ready...but like you, I get up and go and that typically involves a small unnoticed stain on my pants or a lopsided ponytail. I'm sure you look gorgeous no matter what you do! You and I can sit with our lopsided ponytails and enjoy a big plate of chicken fried chicken for breakfast. And that's the way every morning should be ;) Your cereal bars look great and I bet they're the perfect snack!

    1. Aww thanks my dear.. Chicken fried chicken.. that would be a great breakfast for sure!

  3. OMG these look great! Healthy and easy for groggy mornings too. Thanks!

  4. Oh we are so on the same wavelength. I have a container of brown rice crisp cereal that's I keep thinking I need to turn into crunchy bars. These sound SO amazing. Yum!

    1. Thanks Marina! I can't wait to see your recipe for crunchy bars.. :)

  5. Hahah o geez... I have a hard enough time just getting myself out the door in the morning :) LOVE these cereal bars, I'm always on the hunt for new bars, definitely adding these to the list girl!

    1. One day I'm going to get out that door on time.. Thanks Kristina..

  6. These look great! I'm always looking for grab and go recipes!

    PS - You've been making some changes around here and it looks great!

    1. Thanks my dear!! Yes.. I found out Southern Girls Kitchen was kind of taken.. LOL!


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