Peanut Butter Cereal Treats Recipe
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Peanut Butter Cereal Treats Recipe

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Kids will love these colorful, crunchy bars. They’re a fun twist on the traditional marshmallow crispy treats…and because they’re so easy, older kids could whip up a batch on their own! —Christie Porter, Shipshewana, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 30 large marshmallows
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 6 cups Peanut Butter Cap'n Crunch
  • 1-1/2 cups milk chocolate M&M's

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 147 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 97mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1-1/2 starch, 1 fat


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the marshmallows, butter and peanut butter. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until melted. Remove from the heat. Stir in the cereal and M&M's.
  2. Pat into a 13x9-in. pan coated with cooking spray. Cool. Cut into bars. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Peanut Butter Cereal Treats in Simple & Delicious May/June 2007, p56

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Reviewed Oct. 29, 2015

"when first glance at it thought it was made with KIX. i would think it would be good with that too, would use kix when make it."

Reviewed Oct. 22, 2014

"I use this recipe every year for halloween, instead of regular chocolate m&m's, I use candy corn m&m's. My kids love it!"

Reviewed Oct. 26, 2013

"Love these! I used Reese's cereal in place of Cap'n Crunch and Reese's Pieces in place of M&Ms. Easy for kids to help whip up!"

Reviewed Oct. 21, 2013

"For those concerned with those who may have nut allergies, try this with plain Kix cereal and Biscoff spread. If you are not familiar with Biscoff spread, it is a spread that is made with those wonderful Biscoff cookies you get on most plane flights. Wonderful!! Oh, and definitely use more than 1 tablespoon."

Reviewed Sep. 15, 2013

"Absolutely delicious & a cinch to make! Can also use Reese's Puffs cereal."

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