no bake peanut butter bars

No Bake Peanut Butter Bars

no bake peanut butter bars

Make these Easy No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars at home with only 4 ingredients! These are a great for breakfast, on the go snack or anytime. Perfect for kids and adults because they are packed with protein and whole grains!

Homemade Treat Time

We have been cooking up a storm in our house. Every morning my kids want to make a new treat and I needed a new easy one that my young, 4 and 6 year old, kids could help make. I was looking for a recipe that is easy, quick and already had all the ingredients in my pantry. That’s when I remembered the Best No Bake Peanut Butter Bars!

I remembered that we use to make peanut butter bars like these when I was a kid. We only had Honey Nut Cheerios when we made ours but you could use any version of Cheerios. The best part is Cheerios are naturally gluten free so you don’t have to substitute anything. I always love when I can let me kids help cook so they can start to learn important skills in the kitchen! This recipe for No Bake Peanut Butter Bars is the perfect place to start with all your young chefs! Next stop Food Network.

What You Need for No Bake Peanut Butter Bars

no bake peanut butter bars
Ingredients

Peanut Butter or Peanut Butter Alternative

Cheerios

Honey

Chocolate Chips (optional)

Parchment Paper

8×8 Baking Dish

Non-Stick Spray

Recipe

  • 3 cups Cheerios
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Directions

1. Mix Peanut Butter and Honey in large microwave safe bowl. Heat in 30 second increments until melted. (You can also do this on the stove in a pan but this way I don’t have to worry with the kids.)

no bake peanut butter bars

2. Pour Cheerios into melted honey and peanut butter. Mix until coated. Add chocolate chips and gently mix again.

cheerios and chocolate chips
Mix Cheerios and Chocolate Chips

4. Pour mixture into lined 8×8 baking dish. Press into place with parchment paper or spatula with non-stick spray.

Press flat into dish

5. Refrigerate for one hour.

6. Cut into bars and Enjoy!

No Bake Peanut Butter Bar

Tips for Making No Bake Peanut Butter Bars

-Spray everything with non stick spray when dealing with honey

-Store any leftovers in fridge for up to a week

-You may need more honey depending on your peanut butter. Mine is natural which doesn’t have added sugar.

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no bake peanut butter bars

No Bake Peanut Butter Bars

Make these Easy No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars at home with only 4 ingredients! These are a great for breakfast, on the go snack or anytime. Perfect for kids and adults because they are packed with protein and whole grains!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: kid friendly, no bake peanut butter bars, no bake snack
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Chill: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 176kcal
Author: Allison Treadwell

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Cheerios
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Mix peanut butter and honey in a large microwave safe bowl. Heat in 30 second increments until melted. (You can also do this on the stove in a pan but this way I don’t have to worry about the kids.)
  • Pour Cheerios into melted honey and peanut butter. Mix until coated. Add chocolate chips and gently mix again.
  • Mix Cheerios and chocolate chips.
  • Pour mixture into lined 8×8 baking dish. Press into place with parchment paper or spatula with non-stick spray.
  • Press flat into dish.
  • Refrigerate for one hour.
  • Cut into bars and enjoy!

Notes

-Spray everything with non-stick spray when dealing with honey.
-Store any leftovers in fridge for up to a week.
-You may need more honey depending on your peanut butter. Mine is natural which doesn’t have added sugar.

Nutrition

Calories: 176kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 107mg | Potassium: 146mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 182IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 2mg

9 Comments

  1. These look so good! Thanks for the tip on the non stick cooking spray. I can imagine the honey / peanut butter combo could be really sticky. Making these for a treat today!!

  2. These are perfect for our pandemic lockdown. My kids will absolutely love this! And I love that its something that we can safely make together. Thanks for sharing!

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