Easy no-bake peanut butter cheerio bars make the perfect snack or dessert. Only 4 ingredients and done in less than 10 minutes!
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No Bake Honey Nut Cheerios Peanut Butter Bars
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!
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. ;)
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!
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.
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.
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Peanut Butter Cheerio Bars Recipe
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup light karo syrup
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 6 cups honey nut cheerios
Optional: 1/2 cup chocolate chips for topping
- 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)!
Nutrition provided is an estimate. It will vary based on specific ingredients used.
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It don’t say how much sugar or syrup just add what u want?
I’m a dumb dumb found it lol. Thanks
Hi Liz, if you click the “View Recipe” button at the top of the page, it will take you to the full printable recipe card with measurements :)
Made them with plain cheerios and they were still a HUGE hit! ❤️
Yay! Glad to hear you loved them :)
I didn’t have karo syrup or honey, so I used a combination of agave syrup and pure maple syrup. Just a heads up if you try to make a similar substitution, it was a VERY sweet combo. I should have predicted that and cut back on the amount. Next time I look forward to trying it with honey. :)
Thanks for sharing your tips, Shannon! This is a similar recipe that you could always try that uses honey instead :) https://www.iheartnaptime.net/cereal-bars/
My kids love delicious these are! I love how easy they are to make!
We love these! They are the perfect afterschool snack and so easy.
I’m so glad to hear you love these! :)
YUM!! I LOVE how easy and delicious these are!
These are like a gourmet version of Rice Krispy Treats! Love this idea; looking forward to making these over the weekend!
This recipe is so amazing! My kids loved it so much. I am coming back to make more kid-friendly recipes.
I’m so glad you enjoyed it! :)
Such a fun and delicious snack! I made these for an after school snack and my kids obliterated them!
These are so amazing!!! But instead of using a cup of light Karo syrup I replace it with honey. I made this for my family and they lasted 2 days! This is a five star recipe!
I’m so glad you enjoyed them! Thanks for leaving a comment Bella!