Honey Nut Cheerio Bars

I made these cereal bars for my daughter's K5 class the week we signed up for "special snack" and everyone enjoyed them. I figured the little ones probably didn't want nuts and such in their snacks. But next time I make these I'll be a little more creative in what I add to the bars. They are great for on the go snacks and breakfasts for young and old alike.
4 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
1/2 teaspoon salt
Pinch cinnamon
3 cups Cheerios (or equivalent)
*optional 3/4 cup roasted unsalted almonds, roughly chopped

1. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with 2 pieces of parchment paper.

2. Combine butter, sugar, honey, salt, and cinnamon in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Continue to boil for about 2 minutes, then immediately remove from heat.

3. Stir in cereal and almonds. Pour into lined pan, pressing down with a rubber spatula. Let cool completely (about 30 minutes), and cut into squares or bars.

If you choose to omit the almonds you'll want to add another cup or so of cereal to make up for it.
Or you can add 3/4 cup worth of other nuts, raisin, craisins, dried fruit, chocolate chips, etc. 

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