Move over rice krispie treats! There’s a new cereal bar in town! Don’t get me wrong we love rice krispie treats but it is fun to have another no bake bar recipe to toss in the mix. Plus these have Cheerios and peanut butter so they are totally a breakfast food in my book!
No-Bake Peanut Butter Cheerio Bars
These Cheerio Bars are so easy to make and wont be around for long. They are the perfect recipe to make with the kids and can help measure the ingredients, just be sure to watch them when they are melting the ingredients on the stove.
I used the regular Cheerios but you could also use the multi grain or the honey nut.
You could easily add some small candies, like m&m’s (about 1 cup) to these bars for a little something extra special. Add the candy when you add the cheerios. You could also drizzle melted chocolate or white chocolate to make them look fancy! I left them plain because our oldest child doesn’t like chocolate.
A 16. ounce bag of small marshmallows is about 6 cups.
I like to use room temperature butter to grease my pans when making these kinds of bars. I also put a little of the butter on my fingers and hands and then use my fingers to press the ingredients into the pan.
- 5 cups Cheerios
- ½ cup peanut butter
- 6 cups small marshmallows
- 3 Tablespoons butter
- In a large pot melt the butter and marshmallows, stirring occasionally, until blended.
- Remove from heat.
- Add the peanut butter and mix.
- Add the cheerios.
- Place mixture in a greased 9x13 inch pan.
- Pat into place.
- Let cool before serving.
Linked to: Meal Plan Monday