Peanut Butter Cheerio Bars! A delicious after-school snack made with peanut butter, honey, and Cheerios. Sprinkle with mini chocolate chips if you’re feeling crazy. This post was originally shared in 2018 and has been updated.
Peanut Butter and Honey Cheerio Bars
My kids are little creatures of habit, and I remember being the same way at the same age. They come in the door after school and go straight to the kitchen for a snack. These bars are the perfect after-school snack and are easy to make!
These peanut butter bars are super easy to make and can be made with honey nut cheerios or original cheerios. They remind me of my Grandma’s Scotcheroo recipe, but with far less sugar.
Our Peanut Butter Cheerio Bars have peanut butter, honey, and only 1/2 c. mini chocolate chips. You can make them with Honey Nut Cheerios or Original Cheerios. Because they don’t have a lot of sugar, they are softer in texture instead of hardening to a granola bar-type firmness. I compensate by firmly pressing them into the pan and refrigerating them until firm.
How To Make No Bake Peanut Butter Bars
Simply combine 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter, and 1 c. honey in a saucepan on med-low heat. Stir until combined and creamy.
Note: you can easily make a smaller batch by halving the recipe and pressing the mixture into an 8″x8″ square baking dish.
Peanut Butter Honey Cheerio Bars
Peanut Butter Cheerio Bars
- 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
- 1 cup honey
- 6 cup Cheerios
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
- In a saucepan, combine peanut butter and honey. Heat on med-low, stirring frequently, until smooth and creamy.Mix in Cheerios. Stir to coat everything evenly.Line a 9x13 baking dish with parchment paper.Press the Cheerio mixture into the pan. Press down firmly with the back of a spatula to pack the mixture down.Sprinkle with chocolate chips. Refrigerate until firm ( at least 1-2 hours).Cut into squares.