Peanut Butter Cereal Bars

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

Nutritious, easy, no bake, quick peanut butter/cereal snack that your kids (and you!) will gobble up. Great as a take along.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Measure cereal into large bowl. Set aside.
  2. Boil corn syrup in microwave. Add white sugar and stir well. Return to microwave and reheat until boiling.
  3. Add peanut butter to sugar/syrup mixture and stir well.
  4. Quickly pour peanut butter/syrup/sugar mixture into mixing bowl with cereal. Stir well (but fast!) and then transfer to a pan or baking sheet. *NOTE: This step, and the one following, must be done as quickly as possible because as the corn syrup cools the cereal mixture becomes harder to spread.*.
  5. Form mixture into one big rectangle about 3/4 inch thick. Cool in fridge for 1 hour.
  6. After its cooled the cereal rectangle may be cut into bars or squares. An alternative is to break the rectangle up by hand into pieces.
  7. Please note that cheerios should not make up more than 1/3rd of the mix as they absorb the corn syrup. If you need to use more cheerios (or other absorbent cereal) then add a bit more corn syrup.


Most Helpful

I made some cereal bars that was almost exactly like this, and it turned out a hard, too crunchy chunk of junk. Not even I could bite into a piece without almost breaking a tooth.

luvinmykids January 09, 2008

I used 100% plain old cheerios and these were great. Sounds odd, but the sweetness went really well with vanilla ice cream. I think a cinnamon cereal would be excellent.

Bogey'sMom September 24, 2005

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