These Peanut Butter Cereal Bars are the easiest bars ever! with only 5 simple ingredients, and no bake, you can make these in less than 20 minutes.
They are sweet and salty, with crunchy cereal and creamy peanut butter, and way better than store-bought granola bars.
These bars need 5 basic ingredients, found in any grocery store:
Line bottom of a 9-inch square baking pan with parchment paper, and spray the sides with cooking spray. (You can also use an 8-inch pan instead)
Mix the cereal and peanut butter chips in a large bowl and set aside.
Over a medium sized sauce pan, mix the peanut butter, light corn syrup and salt. Heat on medium heat until mixture just starts to simmer, around 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir until smooth and lightly cooled, but still creamy enough to mix with the cereal.
Pour the peanut butter mixture on top of the cereal mixture and stir until everything is well coated. Using a small piece of baking sheet, press mixture in an even layer on your prepared square pan as tightly as possible. You can also use the back of a spoon to do it.
Refrigerate for 1 hour until set. Remove from the pan and cut in 9 equally sized squares and enjoy!
If you want to make this recipe again, but with a different flavor, choose one (or more!) of your favorite add-ins below and substitute using the same quantities.
Store these in an airtight container at room temperature and away from any heat sources for up to 4 days. After that you can refrigerate these to extend their shelf life to 1 week
Yes! you can freeze these homemade cereal bars in an airtight container, with a sheet of parchment paper in between each layer.
Let them thaw uncovered at room temperature before serving.
Take a look at this Peanut Butter Cereal Bars Recipe video to see how these come together in just minutes! and take a look at the links below to see some more similar recipes:
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