Recipe of the Week: Powdered Milk Granola Bars

The following recipe for Powdered Milk Granola Bars is from reader S.S.. Dry nonfat milk is used in a glaze topping.

  • 8 Tbsp. (1 stick) butter (Note: Fresh butter is preferred — using reconstituted butter from butter powder can be tricky with this recipe.)
  • 10.5 oz. marshmallows (miniature marshmallows melt more readily)
  • 6 cups of granola or other dry breakfast cereal. Kids like Cheerios, but granola is much more healthy.
  • 1/2 cup nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1 Tbsp. powdered sugar
  • 2 Tsp of tap water
  1. Butter or PAM an 8-inch square pan or a loaf pan.
  2. In a large pot over medium heat, melt the butter to “brown”. To brown it, keep the butter on the heat until it turns brown and smells nutty. The butter will foam and turn golden before beginning to brown. Stir frequently, scraping the bottom. Warning: Watch the butter closely, because it can go from brown to burned (ruined) in less than a minute!
  3. Once the butter is browned, turn the heat off and stir in the marshmallows.
  4. Add the cereal once the marshmallows are smoothed in, and stir until all evenly coated.
  5. Spread the cereal bar mixture into the prepared pan.
  6. Press the cereal down with a silicone spatula or a lightly-buttered plastic spatula.
  7. Let cool and then cut into 2″x2″ square bars.
To Prepare the Dry Milk Glaze:
  • 1/2 cup nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons water

In a small mixing bowl, mix the milk powder, powdered sugar, and water until the powders have fully dissolved.

Drizzle this on top of the finished granola bars.


Store these bars in an airtight container — refrigerated, or at room temperature.  You may need to hide these from your kids, or they will quickly vanish.

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