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Granola Cereal Bars

These sweet peanut butter bars are perfect for breakfast, dessert or anytime as a quick snack. You can add raisins instead of chocolate chips if you prefer. —Helen Velichko, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    1 dozen


  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1-1/2 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 1/4 cup miniature chocolate chips


  • In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the brown sugar, peanut butter and corn syrup; cover and microwave on high for 2 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil, stirring once. Stir in the vanilla; add oats and cereal. Fold in chocolate chips. Press into a 9-in. square pan coated with cooking spray. Cool and cut into bars.
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Nutrition Facts
1 bar: 199 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 88mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • Bonnie
    Jul 7, 2018

    They sound good, but before I make them I need a clarification. Zero Sugars? They have brown sugar, corn syrup, p-nut butter, and chocolate chips. Just because it isn't white and granulated don't mean it isn't sugar....

  • lidjzl0
    Jul 4, 2017

    Very good. Made for vegan daughrer. Added a little more oeanut butter. Will add a littlemore chocolate chips next time.

  • C.Rae
    Mar 25, 2014

    5 stars with some changes. I had trouble getting this recipe to set and also wanted add more protein so I made some changes. I make it about every week because cereal bars are my breakfast of choice. Here is the revision:2 cups old-fashioned oats2 cups Kashi Go Lean cereal (with fiber twigs, soy protein grahams, and honey puff cereal) 1/4 cup chopped nuts (your choice)1/4 cup packed brown sugar1/2 cup creamy peanut butter1/4 cup honey1 cup miniature marshmallows1 teaspoon vanilla extractDirections Mix cereal, oats and nuts in large mixing bowl and set aside. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the brown sugar, peanut butter, marshmallows and honey; microwave on high for 1 1/2 minutes stirring every 30 seconds. Stir in the vanilla; fold hot mixture into cereal. Press into a 9-in. square pan coated with cooking spray. Cool and cut into bars.

  • MelanieJT
    Nov 9, 2011

    No comment left

  • jmkasprak
    Jul 25, 2011

    These bars were okay. They were sweet and crunchy, but didn't have any distinct flavor.

  • kclementsdvm
    Mar 16, 2011

    Had no problems with these hardening whatsoever! My husband thinks they're just glorified cereal bars, but my sons love them. Will make again.

  • kedunham
    Jun 23, 2009

    I could not get these bars to harden. They seemed very dry so I added more of the peanut butter & corn syrup mixture but still did not work well.

  • jadagl
    Apr 7, 2007

    No comment left