Honey Nut Cheerios Peanut Butter Bars

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    Easy no-bake peanut butter cheerio bars make the perfect snack or dessert. Only 4 ingredients and done in less than 10 minutes!

    These tasty treats are similar to the famous scotcheroos, but taste better in my opinion. :) They’re made with cheerios instead of rice krispies and don’t include the butterscotch chips. A bit easier to make and still as delicious!

    peanut butter cheerio bar with chocolate drizzled on top

    These honey nut cheerio bars were a staple in my house growing up. My mom made them all the time and we all loved them! They are seriously addicting and easy to make, which makes them all the better!

    My favorite thing to do as a little girl was to grab a spoon and scrape out the leftovers in the pan. I may still do this today…I mean, how can you resist?! Half of my family likes it without chocolate, so we usually do half the pan just plain. But I always add chocolate to my portion. Chocolate makes everything better. ;)

    making peanut butter cheerio bars

    4 simple ingredients!

    • White sugar
    • Light karo syrup
    • Peanut butter
    • Honey nut cheerios

    How to make peanut butter cheerio bars

    MELT. Melt the sugars in a large pan over medium heat until they barely start to boil. Remove from heat and mix in peanut butter until smooth.

    STIR. Add the cheerios to the peanut butter mixture (2 cups at a time) and gently stir until fully coated.

    PRESS. Press the cheerios into a buttered 9×13″ baking dish. I like to line my pan with parchment for easy removal.

    TOP. Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave, then drizzle on top of the bars. Slice and enjoy!

    stack of honey nut cheerio bars

    Healthier option

    If you’re looking for a way to make this recipe a bit healthier, try substituting the sugar with honey (similar to my other cereal bars). Use 1 cup honey in place of the sugar and corn syrup. You could even use the original cheerios instead of honey nut.

    Storage

    These cheerio bars will keep for about 3-5 days if stored in an airtight container or bag. You can keep them at room temperature, although I personally like to store them in the fridge to hold their shape. They’ll last a little bit longer too if stored in the fridge.

    chocolate drizzled peanut butter cheerio bars

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    Peanut Butter Cheerio Bars Recipe

    Course: Dessert
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: honey nut cheerio bars, peanut butter cheerio bars
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Total Time: 10 minutes
    Servings: 24
    Calories: 173
    Author: Jamielyn Nye
    These easy no-bake peanut butter cheerio bars make the perfect snack or dessert. Only 4 ingredients and done in less than 10 minutes!

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup white sugar
    • 1 cup light karo syrup
    • 1 cup peanut butter
    • 6 cups honey nut cheerios

    Optional: 1/2 cup chocolate chips for topping

      Instructions

      • Butter a 9×13" baking dish and set aside.
      • In a large pan, melt the sugar and corn syrup over medium heat until it barely comes to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in the peanut butter. Add cheerios, 2 cups at a time and stir until fully coated.
      • Press the cheerio mixture evenly into the baking dish.
      • If adding chocolate, melt the chocolate chips in the microwave for 1 minute until smooth. Then drizzle on top of the bars.
      • Store in an airtight container for 3-5 days (if they last that long)!

      Notes

      For a healthier alternative, replace sugar and corn syrup with 1 cup honey.

      Nutrition

      Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 91mg | Potassium: 103mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 180IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 2mg
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      Enjoy! Let me know how you like them. :)

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