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


  • 3 cups sunflower kernels
  • 2 cups flaked 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), 0mg 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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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."

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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