No-Bake Cereal Bars Recipe
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No-Bake Cereal Bars Recipe

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With crisp rice cereal and peanut butter, these bars taste almost like candy. —Pauline Christiansen, Columbus, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:120 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 120 servings


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups corn syrup
  • 1 jar (40 ounces) chunky peanut butter
  • 6 cups Cheerios
  • 6 cups crisp rice cereal

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 95 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 79mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein


  1. 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.
Originally published as No-Bake Cereal Bars in Best of Country Cookies 1999, p109

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Reviewed Mar. 7, 2015

"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."

Reviewed Mar. 7, 2015

"First time I made them by the recipe ...Really good.

The second time I remembered I had a big jar of good
quality Amish made molasses. It looks and tastes
like a cross between honey & molasses... Supper good
stuff. So I used that instead of corn syrup & added a
teaspoon of vanilla. Wow... now I cant stop eating them.
Addicting! You could still mix honey and store bought
molasses. The blacker the molasses is use more honey
and less molasses then. Just keep it at 2 cups total.
I'd say it's healthier with honey an molasses too."

Reviewed Mar. 7, 2015

"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."

Reviewed Mar. 7, 2015

"Way too much sugar!"

Reviewed Mar. 3, 2015

"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."

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