No-Bake Peanut Butter-Cereal Bars

Peanuts, peanut butter and peanut butter baking chip--oh my! This is the no-bake cereal bar for peanut butter lovers!

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 1 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 16
 

Ingredients

4
cups Cheerios™ Protein Cinnamon Almond cereal
1
cup honey-roasted peanuts
1
cup peanut butter chips
3/4
cup creamy peanut butter
1/2
cup honey
2
tablespoons butter

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Line bottom and sides of 8-inch square pan with foil or parchment paper. Spray foil with cooking spray. In large bowl, mix cereal, peanuts and peanut butter chips; set aside.
  • 2 In large microwavable bowl, microwave peanut butter, honey and butter uncovered on High 2 to 3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until mixture is boiling and slightly thickened.
  • 3 Pour over cereal mixture in bowl; stir until evenly coated. Using buttered back of spoon, press mixture very firmly in pan. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until firm enough to cut.
  • 4 For bars, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows. Store covered at room temperature up to 1 week.
  • 1 Line bottom and sides of 8-inch square pan with foil or parchment paper. Spray foil with cooking spray. In large bowl, mix cereal, peanuts and peanut butter chips; set aside.
  • 2 In large microwavable bowl, microwave peanut butter, honey and butter uncovered on High 2 to 3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until mixture is boiling and slightly thickened.
  • 3 Pour over cereal mixture in bowl; stir until evenly coated. Using buttered back of spoon, press mixture very firmly in pan. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until firm enough to cut.
  • 4 For bars, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows. Store covered at room temperature up to 1 week.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Make sure to really compress the cereal bars; that will make them easier to cut.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
280
(
Calories from Fat
140),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
16%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
170mg
170%;
Total Carbohydrate
27g
27%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
19g
19%
),
Protein
8g
8%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.