Sesame-Raisin Cereal Bars

These DIY cereal bars work with pretty much any cereal and any and all mix-ins (dried fruit, nuts, chocolate chips!). Just use whatever you and your kiddos like.
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sesame-raisin cereal bars

Recipe by Chadwick Boyd

This recipe originally appeared in our Harvest 2020 issue. Get the magazine here.


  • 3 cups puffed brown rice cereal
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds 
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt


Mix cereal, sesame seeds, and raisins in a large bowl. In a medium saucepan, boil honey over medium heat until it's slightly darker in color, about 4 minutes. Whisk in tahini, vanilla extract, and kosher salt; pour over the cereal and stir to combine. Press into a greased 9-by-13-inch pan and refrigerate until set, about 20 minutes. Cut into bars.