Peanut Butter Cheerio Bars

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Four ingredient peanut butter cheerio bars are the perfect easy hand held snack for the week. Nutritious, fool proof and addictive.

Cereal bars on a grey plate with peanut butter.
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Why Make Peanut Butter Cheerio Bars

These treats are really tasty, they have great crunch but are also soft and melt in your mouth. They have the perfect sweetness and nutty peanut butter flavor in every bite. They are husband approved, I pack them for his lunch quite often and he’s a huge fan! These bars are great for a snack or a healthier dessert option. They are made with real food ingredients, no processed sugars since we use honey to sweeten them up and you can add in extras to customize them if you’d like! I enjoy M&M’s or peanuts mixed in.

Ingredients Needed

Ingredients need to make recipe in mixing bowls.

Cheerios. I love to use honey nut, plain (If you want to cut back on sugar) or peanut butter flavored cheerios. You can of course use a store brand name in place of the cheerio brand!

Peanut Butter. Creamy is my favorite for this recipe. I typically use a natural peanut because the ingredients are cleaner and it spreads easier.

Honey. Any honey will do, this is used to sweeten the bars and to hold everything together. I tried doing this with maple syrup and it did not work or hold together well.

Salt. Just a little sprinkle of salt, mainly if your peanut butter is unsalted.

Avocado Oil. This is really only to help keep the peanut butter sticking to the sauce pot when you combine the ingredients.

Recipe Variations

Cheerios. Use plain, honey nut, peanut butter or any other flavor. You can also use fruity pebbles, cocoa puffs and more.

Avocado Oil. Use olive oil or coconut oil instead if needed.

Honey. I only suggest honey as it’s much sticker than maple syrup. If you use maple syrup, it will be similar to a puppy chow vs cereal bars.

Steps To Make

Step One. Add honey, oil and peanut butter to a medium size sauce pan. Stir the mixture over low heat. Once warm, and just beginning to bubble remove from heat.

Step Two. Pour in cheerios and mix well with a spatula. In a parchment lined 7×7 or similar size dish, press the cereal mix down firmly into the dish. The smaller the dish the thicker the bars, if it’s a bigger dish they will just be slightly thinner. Cover the dish and refrigerate for at least one hour.

Cereal bars up close on a grey plate.

Step Three. Once they are chilled and sticking together firmly, pop them out of the dish and slice into bars. Enjoy!

Tips & FAQ’s

Can I use another cereal?

Yes! You can use almost any small cereal like fruity pebbles, coco puffs, captain crunch and more, get creative.

Can these be made vegan?

Unfortunately, maple syrup doesn’t work well, it’s not sticky like honey and the bars don’t stay together.

What can I add to these bars?

Mini chocolate chips, chopped peanuts or chipped m&ms are all fun to mix in with the cereal as well!

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5 from 1 vote

Peanut Butter Cheerio Bars

Four ingredient peanut butter cheerio bars are the perfect easy hand held snack for the week. Nutritious, fool proof and addictive. 
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Cooling Time: 1 hour
Servings: 6

Equipment

  • medium sized sauce pan

Ingredients 

  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 tsp avocado oil
  • cup cheerios , *see notes
  • ¼ tsp sea salt

Instructions 

  • Add honey, oil, salt and peanut butter to a medium size sauce pan. Stir the mixture over low heat. Once warm, and just beginning to bubble remove from heat. 
  • Pour in cheerios (and any add-ins if you choose) and mix well with a spatula. In a parchment lined 7×7 or similar size dish, press the cereal mix down firmly into the dish. The smaller the dish the thicker the bars, if it's a bigger dish they will just be slightly thinner. Cover the dish and refrigerate for at least one hour.
  • Once they are chilled and sticking together firmly, pop them out of the dish and slice into bars. Enjoy! 

Notes

*any flavor will work. 
*keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week. Freeze in an airtight bag for up to 1 month.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bar | Calories: 266kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.002g | Sodium: 154mg | Potassium: 213mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 404IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Bailey
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Cooling Time: 1 hour
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 266
Keyword: breakfast, snacks
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3 Comments

  1. What a perfect on the go breakfast bar or even can be used as a pre workout energy boost. So delicious and easy to make. My kids love them too!

  2. 5 stars
    These are so good, I made them for my work week and drizzled a little chocolate over them. A great sweet treat snack

    1. Aw thank you greatly for the feedback! Glad you enjoyed.