No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars

"So simple and delicious! Great for camping, picnics, or just a quick snack."
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  • 1 12 cups smooth peanut butter
  • 23 cup honey
  • 23 cup sugar
  • 3 cups Honey Bunches of Oats cereal
  • 1 cup peanuts (optional)
  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted


  • Combine peanut butter, honey, and sugar in a microwaveable bowl.
  • Zap for 2-3 minutes (stirring every minute) or until sugar is melted and mixture is smooth.
  • Pour melted mixture over cereal and peanuts in a large bowl and stir to combine.
  • Spread into a greased, foil-lined 13x9" pan.
  • Pour melted chocolate over cereal mix and spread out with a spatula.
  • Let stand or refrigerate until chocolate is firm. Cut into bars.

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  1. I believe in commando baking, where I go through my cabinets to find what I have and use it up instead of buying ingredients for a specific recipe. So when I realized I needed something for the kids' lunches, I went looking to use up the 3 cups of generic "Honey Bunches of Oats" that no one seemed to like. This recipe worked out perfectly. I used crunchy peanut butter because it's all we keep in the house and left out the peanuts. I also just threw some chocolate chips in a bowl and melted them so I'm not sure how much was there. This recipe was quick and easy and very tasty. I cut them into squares, put them into small bags, and put them all in the freezer for lunches and snacks. Thanks so much!
  2. By AllisonJ for Newest Zaar Tag due 4/4/08, made 3/30 Super simple and easy with ingredients regularly on hand. I made 2 separate batches, 1 with nuts and 1 without. Both are scrumptious. I can see this being a regular for camping weekends. I love the no fuss, no muss of it all. This is a timesaver and heat saver for any time of year. WOW! Thank you.


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