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Peanut Butter Cereal Treats Recipe

Peanut Butter Cereal Treats Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

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.

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JCV4 User ID: 628113 254062
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2016

"I made this for a potluck and everyone loved it! Very easy to make. I used dark chocolate M&Ms with the Cap'n Crunch cereal. You could change it up to whatever you wanted, it's very versatile."

jmjh User ID: 3082465 235857
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."

Kandi_G User ID: 8050691 68563
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!"

MRPinter User ID: 2095996 68562
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!"

lynnwebster User ID: 5418233 208968
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."

momax2 User ID: 1024666 128172
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2013

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

ArianeWM User ID: 7342018 168095
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2013

"Being a diabetic, this recipe did NOT cause me any problems. Everything is fine in moderation."

buddysboxermom User ID: 574523 154274
Reviewed May. 13, 2013

"Made a couple of changes by adding more peanut butter and marshmallows as I didn't think there was enough marshmallow goo and I used Reese's Pieces rather than M&Ms to notch up the PB flavor. A big hit."

Cindi_r User ID: 5989429 151589
Reviewed May. 29, 2012

"Very good!! They were a HUGE hit. I thought they were a little on the sweet side so one was enough for me for sure."

mami7717 User ID: 4524826 151588
Reviewed May. 23, 2012

"Hey Mommytolili----U go Gurrrrrrl!!! You are so right."

TaylorAshley User ID: 6669690 96252
Reviewed May. 22, 2012

"An absolute hit! I will certainly make these again. The only thing I would change is add more marshmallow-probably double what the recipe calls for."

mommytolili User ID: 4462192 165432
Reviewed May. 22, 2012

"Good grief. REVIEW THE RECIPE, not your opinion on the nutrition facts or whether kids should eat it or not. Keep those opinions to yourself. I can read and judge for myself, thanks."

Dia25 User ID: 6663713 166308
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2012

"Is definitely not diabetic friendly, in fact could be categorized as "diabetic causing". Lots of sugar, GMO's, and basically, junk. Kids don't need this stuff, they need your love and attention. THat being said, I'm sure it tastes yummy."

jackien21 User ID: 5089684 165430
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2012

"Very simple to make. They taste good too."

caaverill User ID: 4603355 96243
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2011

"Next time I make these I will use fewer M & M's. The M & M's started to melt an crack when I was spread the treats. They were very tasty."

karynp6 User ID: 867957 154272
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2011

"I might be going against the grain here, but I thought there were too many m&ms. I used a whole bag, because it was only just over 1 1/ 2 cups. But everyone in the family loved it! I also used the microwave to melt the stuff--super easy. I was surprised how soft it stayed for the two days it lasted!"

gibshoe User ID: 1900920 96135
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2011

"Very good and easy! I love the peanut butter flavor!"

jmartin01 User ID: 1012828 128171
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2011

"loved them! It was a wonderful twist to the traditional rice krispy treat. :) Super easy snack for the kids! :)"

pastiepie User ID: 1062574 168094
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2011

"I used Kix cereal instead and it was wonderful."

smstillinger User ID: 3094333 97684
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2011

"Very tasty and easy to make. They were a big hit at the Girl Scout meeting"

Monarchsmomma User ID: 1811632 128170
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2010

"Very Good. A little harder to mix then rice krispie treats. I used the microwave to melt the butter, marshmallows & peanut butter."

RyFri425 User ID: 878170 97682
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2010

"These are so yummy:) I made one modification though; I used Reese's cereal instead of PB Cap't Crunch for a little extra chocolate kick:) I'll definitely make these again!"

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