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!
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.
Other easy snacks:
- Kid’s Trail Mix
- Homemade Granola Bars
- Breakfast Cookies
- No-Bake Energy Balls
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls
Peanut Butter Cheerio Bars Recipe
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)!
Enjoy! Let me know how you like them. :)