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Easy Cereal Snack Bites

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  • 15 min prep time
  • 60 min total time
  • 6 ingredients
  • 36 servings
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These sweet, crunchy, slightly salty bites are a tasty treat for summer road trips, hiking adventures or picnics.

Fabiola Donnelly Fabiola Donnelly
September 20, 2016

Ingredients

5
cups Cinnamon Toast Crunch™ cereal
1 1/2
cups lightly salted, roasted peanuts
1
cup creamy peanut butter
1/2
cup unsalted butter
1/2
cup real maple syrup
2
cups bittersweet chocolate chips (60% cacao)

Steps

  • 1 In large bowl, place 5 cups Cinnamon Toast Crunch™ cereal and 1 1/2 cups lightly salted, roasted peanuts.
  • 2 In 1-quart saucepan, place 1 cup creamy peanut butter, 1/2 cup unsalted butter and 1/2 cup real maple syrup. Cook 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until all ingredients are melted and well combined. Pour mixture over cereal; with large rubber spatula, mix to combine.
  • 3 Place spoonful of cereal mixture into each of 36 ungreased mini muffin cups, filling each to top.
  • 4 In small microwavable bowl, microwave 2 cups bittersweet chocolate chips (60% cacao) on High in 30-second increments, stirring after each, until melted (about 90 seconds total). Spoon melted chocolate over each snack. Refrigerate 45 minutes.
  • 5 Remove muffin pans from refrigerator. Remove snacks from muffin cups; place in airtight food-storage plastic bags.
  • 1 In large bowl, place 5 cups Cinnamon Toast Crunch™ cereal and 1 1/2 cups lightly salted, roasted peanuts.
  • 2 In 1-quart saucepan, place 1 cup creamy peanut butter, 1/2 cup unsalted butter and 1/2 cup real maple syrup. Cook 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until all ingredients are melted and well combined. Pour mixture over cereal; with large rubber spatula, mix to combine.
  • 3 Place spoonful of cereal mixture into each of 36 ungreased mini muffin cups, filling each to top.
  • 4 In small microwavable bowl, microwave 2 cups bittersweet chocolate chips (60% cacao) on High in 30-second increments, stirring after each, until melted (about 90 seconds total). Spoon melted chocolate over each snack. Refrigerate 45 minutes.
  • 5 Remove muffin pans from refrigerator. Remove snacks from muffin cups; place in airtight food-storage plastic bags.

Expert Tips

If you have a peanut allergy, use almond butter instead of peanut butter, and swap the peanuts for another nut.

Add your favorite nuts for more protein and crunch, like pistachios, almonds or cashews.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
180.3
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12.7g
20%
Saturated Fat
4.5g
22%
Cholesterol
6.8mg
2%
Sodium
37.1mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
16.0g
5%
Dietary Fiber
1.8g
7%
Sugars
10.6g
Protein
3.9g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
1.90%
2%
Calcium
4.30%
4%
Iron
10.40%
10%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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