Peanut Butter Cheerio Bars are my go-to, quick and easy after school snack. This cereal bar recipe is no-bake and only requires three ingredients.
With only a few weeks left before it’s time for back-to-school, I am busy planning lunch ideas and stocking up on snacks and treats. Last year I had a hard time finding foods my kiddos would eat and not just come back home with the majority of everything I packed still in the lunch box.
So this summer we spent a lot of time in the kitchen (and the grocery store!) coming up with winning combinations together. My girls are currently loving this Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, Homemade Spaghettios, and Kid-Friendly Fruit Sushi.
Peanut Butter Cheerio Bars
I love creating recipes based on items that we keep stocked at all times, and peanut butter and honey are obvious pantry staples! My kids eat peanut butter by the spoonful, but we also use it in my Classic Peanut Butter Cookies and Peanut Butter M&M Cookies. I use honey in this savory Honey Chipotle Meatballs recipe and as a delicious Honey Lime Dressing with fresh fruit.
These Peanut Butter Cheerio Bars were a hit with all of my kiddos. Bonus: with only three ingredients they were easy enough for little hands to help make. Sometimes we like to trick this cereal bars recipe up and make these Chocolate Caramel Cheerios Bars.
I love brownies and bars for a special lunch box treat because they’re generally low mess, don’t require utensils, and are easy to transport. These Salted Caramel Blondies might be my all time favorite! Cookies, like these Classic Peanut Butter Cookies or this No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies, are another great option!
- 3 cups Cheerios cereal
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup honey
- Line an 8x8in pan with parchment paper.
- Combine peanut butter and honey in a large saucepan and set over medium heat.
- Heat until mixture just starts to simmer, about 2-3 minutes, stirring.
- Remove from heat and stir until mixture is smooth.
- Stir in cereal until evenly coated.
- Pour mixture into prepared pan and spread evenly.
- Chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
- Cut into bars.
This post was published October 12, 2017 and updated August 9, 2019.