Honey nut cheerios peanut butter bars


No bake honey nut cheerios peanut butter bars! Only 4 ingredients to make and done in less than 10 minutes!

These honey nut cheerios peanut butter 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…

No-bake chocolate peanut butter cereal bars recipe on iheartnaptime.com ...only takes 10 minutes to make!

These treats are similar to the famous scotcharoos, but taste better in my opinion. :)


No-bake chocolate peanut butter cereal bars recipe on iheartnaptime.com ...only takes 10 minutes to make!


Honey nut cheerios peanut butter bars

Yield: 24

Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup light karo syrup
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 6 cups honey nut cheerios
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)


Butter a 9x13 dish and set aside.
In a large pan melt sugar and karo syrup over medium heat until it barely comes to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter. Add cheerios, 2 cups at a time and stir until fully coated.
Press cheerios into the 9x13 dish.

Optional: Melt 1/2 cup chocolate chips in the microwave for 1 minute and drizzle chocolate on top of the bars.

Store in an air-tight container for 3-5 days (if they last that long)!

Half of my family likes it without chocolate, so we usually do half the pan just plain.

No-bake honey nut cheerios bars recipe

I always add chocolate to mine. Chocolate makes everything better. It just does. ;)

No-bake chocolate peanut butter cereal bars recipe on iheartnaptime.com ...only takes 10 minutes to make!

Enjoy! Let me know how you like them. :)

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Haley posted on June 27, 2014 at 8:05 pm (#

    I would have to leave the chocolate off as well. Then again if my husband really wanted it I may have to do a half pan like you.

    • Jamielyn posted on July 2, 2014 at 3:38 pm (#

      These are just as yummy without chocolate! Add a little less honey nut cheerios and they will be even more gooey and delicious! :)

      • Angelique posted on July 16, 2014 at 9:14 pm (#

        Does it matter whether you use natural peanut butter or regular peanut butter?

      • Jamielyn posted on July 21, 2014 at 9:21 pm (#

        Hi! I’ve never tried using natural peanut butter in this recipe, I always use regular peanut butter! It may be too runny if you use natural peanut butter so you would have to experiment a little. :)

  2. Amy@theidearoom posted on July 1, 2014 at 12:42 pm (#

    Delicious! pinned!

  3. Kristyn posted on July 3, 2014 at 10:59 am (#

    YUMMY!! We love easy treats like these – can’t wait to try. Thanks!

  4. Michelle posted on July 10, 2014 at 11:25 pm (#

    These are my favorite!! Thanks for posting the recipe! :) :) :)

  5. Amy posted on August 2, 2014 at 3:58 pm (#

    We just made these and instead of drizzling chocolate on top, we sprinkled min Reese’s pieces on top!  Yum!  Thanks for the great recipe!

    • Jamielyn posted on August 13, 2014 at 5:51 pm (#

      Yummy! Mini Reese’s pieces would be delicious, thanks for sharing!

  6. monica posted on March 13, 2015 at 7:52 pm (#

    I don’t have karo syrup – what else can I substitute?

    • Jamielyn posted on March 17, 2015 at 1:36 pm (#

      Hi Monica! I haven’t found a good substitute for karo syrup, I’m sorry!

  7. dianne posted on May 3, 2015 at 5:59 am (#

    oh, this looks so delicious. my hubby would love this!! :)

  8. Morgan posted on June 22, 2015 at 3:23 pm (#

    Do you chill them in the refrigerator afterwards? 

    • Jamielyn posted on June 22, 2015 at 8:44 pm (#

      I don’t but you definitely could. I just let them cool and then dig in! :)

  9. Sina Hale posted on October 28, 2015 at 1:22 am (#

    I’ve made this exact recipe, except have used Special K cereal (or, infrequently, Rice Chex) and roll them into bite sized balls. You can also dip them in chocolate halfway (or all the way), and everyone loves them!