- 2 cups sugar
- 2 cups corn syrup
- 1 jar (40 ounces) chunky peanut butter
- 6 cups Cheerios
- 6 cups crisp rice cereal
- In a large saucepan, cook and stir sugar and corn syrup until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat. Add peanut butter; mix well. Stir in cereals. Spread quickly into two lightly greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. pans. Cut into bars while warm. Yield: about 10 dozen.
Reviews for No-Bake Cereal Bars
"Easy and fun to make. Very similar concept to rice crispy treats but with peanut butter. The peanut butter flavor stands out and not very sweet in taste as you would think. I cut the recipe in half to try and it is perfect for our family. I added chocolate chips just before pouring into the baking dish and is very yummy. I will certainly make again. Would be a great treat for church or school event. Very inexpensive to make too."
"I made these with my kids and they are so easy that the kids made them pretty much on their own. Yes, the recipe does call for a lot of sugar but the it's also a huge recipe. I halved it but you could easily do 1/3 or even 1/4 recipe. It would also be very easy to replace the sugar and corn syrup with something else (I've seen honey and molasses both suggested). All in all a good, delicious recipe that is easy to make."
"Easy and so good. My granddaughter loves to make these. We do make them gluten free using corn chex and rice chex. We also use 1/2 honey and 1/2 corn syrup. We have made the full recipe but we prefer to cut the recipe in half. It is surprising how many "reviewers" negatively criticize -- my mama always taught me if you can't say something nice keep your mouth shut."
"First time I made them by the recipe ...Really good.The second time I remembered I had a big jar of goodquality Amish made molasses. It looks and tasteslike a cross between honey & molasses... Supper goodstuff. So I used that instead of corn syrup & added ateaspoon of vanilla. Wow... now I cant stop eating them.Addicting! You could still mix honey and store boughtmolasses. The blacker the molasses is use more honeyand less molasses then. Just keep it at 2 cups total.I'd say it's healthier with honey an molasses too."
"Now you have done it. your NO bake CERAL BARS are so easy to make and dam good and easy to EAT. thank you for this rec .Doyle Scott."
"Way too much sugar!"
"Great recipe that reminds me of something I ate in High School. And, Sue Zappa, thank you for your comment. I've been a TOH subscriber from the beginning too, and many of these recipes are still family favorites. My oldest daughter is a firefighter, and my youngest plays squash. I can vouch that none of these recipes have killed any of us yet. :) Some of these reviewers ought to have a sweet treat now and then, and maybe they won't be so grouchy. :) I wish we could thumbs up and thumbs down the various reviews."
"I see all of the concerns over sugar and corn syrup. I too like to eat healthy. With that said, this recipe makes TEN DOZEN! When you break it down it's really not that much sugar with a quantity so high. They're delicious & can be made with natural peanut butter in addition to two healthy cereals. If you don't like all the sugar, make something else."
"I'm annoyed with myself for the stupid typos I'd made! These bars are SCRUMPTIOUS! I meant to say I used 1 cup each light con syrup and granulated sugar, -1/2 to 1-3/4 cups creamy peanut butter, 3 cups each Cheerios and Crispix cereal. I used a lightly greased 13x9x2" baking pan and let the bars stand at room tempt. Then I cut them! Pauline, THANK YOU for this recipe! I'll be using it time and again! DELowenstein"
"These bars are scrumpious! I halved the recipe using 1 cup each of light corn syrup,ranulated sugar, 1-1/2 TO 1-3/4 cups CREAMY Peanut Butter, 3 cups each oCheerios and Crispix cereal! I sampled several f these bars as I was cutting them andthey're jst lke one of those peanut butter candy bars-so chewy and GOOD!I used a lightly greased 13x9x2" baking pan! & let the bars stand at room temperature. Then I cut them! Pauline Christiansen, THANK YOU for this recipe!I know I'll be using this recipe time and again! delowenstin"