No-Bake Cereal Bars Recipe

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

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4.5 37 27
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With crisp rice cereal and peanut butter, these bars taste almost like candy. —Pauline Christiansen, Columbus, Kansas
MAKES:
120 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:
120 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

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

Directions

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

Nutritional Facts

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

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups corn syrup
  • 1 jar (40 ounces) chunky peanut butter
  • 6 cups Cheerios
  • 6 cups crisp rice cereal
  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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pagunning User ID: 2507267 269997
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2017

"Is this recipe right? A 40 oz. jar of peanut butter? That sounds pretty big...I'm not sure I even know where to get a 40 oz. jar of peanut butter! I used the usual 28 oz. size of peanut butter, and they turned out fine, everyone liked them. I used Rice Chex for the crisp rice cereal."

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Jellybug User ID: 53068 269650
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2017

"I made these bars when my grand kids came over and like magic, they were gone..delicious, not too sweet and super easy to make..."

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brendahanna User ID: 8660243 263644
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2017

"These are so easy to make and taste yummy. I love them."

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u4 User ID: 6325871 255076
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2016

"easy and fun to make. Very similar concept to rice crispy treats but with peanut butter. The peanut butter flavor stands out and not very sweet in taste as you would think. I cut the recipe in half to try and it is perfect for our family. I added chocolate chips just before pouring into the baking dish and is very yummy. I will certainly make again. Would be a great treat for church or school event. Very inexpensive to make too."

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EmberGale14 User ID: 8913992 252728
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2016

"I made these with my kids and they are so easy that the kids made them pretty much on their own. Yes, the recipe does call for a lot of sugar but the it's also a huge recipe. I halved it but you could easily do 1/3 or even 1/4 recipe. It would also be very easy to replace the sugar and corn syrup with something else (I've seen honey and molasses both suggested). All in all a good, delicious recipe that is easy to make."

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chubbzbar User ID: 4175508 222246
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."

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ryan0705 User ID: 3574117 222237
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."

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doylescott User ID: 7230721 222222
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."

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laknecht User ID: 6624851 222219
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2015

"Way too much sugar!"

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Summy User ID: 1386846 221891
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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