TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 3 cups sunflower kernels
  • 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup crisp rice cereal
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup peanut butter

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 189 calories, 12g fat (3g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 135mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the sunflower kernels, coconut and rice cereal. In a saucepan, combine brown sugar and syrup. Bring to a boil; boil and stir for 2 minute.
  2. Remove from the heat; stir in peanut butter until well blended. Pour over sunflower mixture; stir until coated. Press into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. pan. Cool; cut into bars. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as No-Bake Sunflower Bars in Birds & Blooms October/November 2000, p55

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Schwarz12 User ID: 6554924 87526
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2014

"I halved the recipe but boiled the syrup and brown sugar for 2 minutes and the bars were hard as a brick. Next time, I'll stir . the syrup and brown sugar until boiling, then take off the heat. I've seen this method on no bake cereal bars, so it seems to work."

cndnstars User ID: 3927663 81194
Reviewed May. 12, 2013

"it's quick and easy, even my husband loved them! it was a nice change from a cookie ."

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