These Quick & Easy No-Bake Treats Are Always A Hit
Homemade without a lot of hassle! These ooey, gooey Cheerio squares are like eating a candy bar but without all of the guilt. They’re made with 3 simple ingredients that you might already have on hand: Cheerios, peanut butter and honey.
They make for an awesome on-the-go snack or easy breakfast idea… for kids AND adults! I’m kind of an adult, and I ate more than half the batch.
I couldn’t help myself.
I haven’t had cereal in years, and the nostalgia was unreal. My mom used to buy the plain Cheerios (too much sugar in the honey nut variety?), so I would make my own with the huge bottle of honey that was always in the pantry. I didn’t mess around, either. I layered. I started off with a layer of honey, then Cheerios, then more honey, and I continued the layering until my bowl was full. At this point I didn’t even need milk.
There’s so much more to this story, but I’ll save it for another time…
You may need to adjust the amount of honey based on the peanut butter brand that you use. I used Skippy which does have added sugar.
Simply heat the peanut butter and honey in a pan until melted, smooth, creamy and well combined. Remove from the heat and stir in the Cheerios.
TIP: Spray your fingers, spatulas and measuring cups with cooking spray whenever handling sticky things like honey.
Place the mixture in a lined 8×8 dish, and press it into place.
Refrigerate for at least one hour, and then cut as desired (if you use parchment paper, the hardened mixture will pop right out of the dish to be easily cut).
Now, take a bite. And then another. Inhale. Savor the peanut buttery goodness. Also, store any leftovers in the fridge.
These Cheerio bars are moist, gooey and crunchy all at the same time. The texture and flavor is incredibly satisfying. You could even add in some chocolate chips. Yaaaas.
Looking for healthy and easy snack ideas for kids? Or even the adults! These quick and easy no-bake Peanut Butter Cheerio Bars are always a hit. Made with just 3 simple ingredients: Cheerios, peanut butter and honey. They're perfect for breakfast, after school, or a quick grab-n-go snack. Toddlers, teens and adults love them!
- 3 cups Cheerios
- 3/4 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup honey
Line an 8x8 pan with parchment paper or foil; set aside.
In a medium sauce pan, heat the peanut butter and honey over medium heat until melted and well combined.
Remove from the heat and stir in the Cheerios.
Place the mixture in your prepared pan and press into place.
Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before cutting.
Keep any leftovers stored in the fridge.