You are here: Home » Recipes » Crumb-Topped Pecan Cherry Cereal Bars Crumb-Topped Pecan Cherry Cereal Bars Recipe by RelishKitchen Tested Yield 12 servings Prep 15 mins Cook 30 mins These cereal bars are the perfect grab-and-go breakfast. Mark Boughton PrintEmail Oats and puffed rice are combined with crunchy pecans to make an easy press-in dough that works double duty as a cookie-like bottom and a crumbly top. A layer of cherry fruit spread in between adds fresh flavor and color. Ingredients 1 cup all-purpose flour1 cup quick-cooking oats1 cup puffed rice cereal (preferably brown rice)1 cup chopped pecans1 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/2 teaspoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon salt1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened1/4 cup vegetable oil1/3 cup packed brown sugar1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 -- (10-ounce) jar cherry all-fruit spread Instructions Preheat oven to 350F. Butter a 9-inch-square baking pan. Combine flour, oats, puffed rice, pecans, cinnamon, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Using an electric mixer, beat butter, oil, sugar and vanilla in a large bowl until well-blended and creamy. Add dry ingredients and mix until moistened and a crumbly dough forms. Reserve 1 ½ cups of the dough for the topping. Press remaining dough evenly into bottom of pan. Spread fruit spread evenly over dough in pan. Sprinkle reserved dough mixture over top, leaving some areas uncovered. Gently press down to adhere topping to fruit layer. Bake 30 minutes or until deep golden. Cool 15 minutes. Slice into 12 (2 1/4 x 3-inch) bars. Recipe courtesy of the Georgia Pecan Commission, georgiapecansfit.org.