Peanut Butter Cheerio Bars! A delicious after school snack made with peanut butter, honey, a bit of sugar, and Honey Nut Cheerios™! Sprinkle with mini chocolate chips if you’re feeling crazy.
I remember coming home from school and going straight to the kitchen to look for a snack. Those busy kids are constantly growing and are always hungry.
I modified one of my FAVORITE dessert recipes and came up with a delicious after school treat; Peanut Butter Cheerio Bars.
The original recipe is one that my grandma would make when we would go and visit her. It has corn syrup, peanut butter, rice cereal, a bag of butterscotch chips and a bag of chocolate chips. They were super rich, and super yummy. Not exactly a snack or something you ate very often.
Peanut Butter & Honey Cheerio Bars
- 1 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup honey
- 6 cups Honey Nut Cheerios
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
In a saucepan, combine peanut butter, sugar and honey.
Heat on med-low, stirring frequently, until smooth and creamy.
Mix in Honey Nut Cheerios. Stir to coat everything evenly.
Line a 9x13 baking dish with parchment paper.
Press Cheerio mixture into pan. Press down firmly with the back of a spatula to pack the mixture down.
Sprinkle with chocolate chips.
Refrigerate until firm.
Cut into squares.
Honey Nut Cheerios are just one of the many items that we purchase that participate in the Box Top for Education program.
When my first child was in kindergarten and brought home the flyers for Box Tops I ignored them. They didn’t seem to be on many items that I purchased on a regular basis and it didn’t seem worth my time to send in one or two of them periodically.
Did you know that there is an app for Box Tops? It’s called the Box Tops for Education® Bonus App and you can earn even more cash to help your school by scanning your receipts!
Simply purchase participating products at Walmart, scan your receipt, and watch the bonus earnings stack up!