Chewy Peanut Butter Cereal Bars - A simple recipe requiring only 3 easy ingredients resulting in a super chewy breakfast/snack bar.
Are your kids back in school yet? Mine went back this past Wednesday! It's bittersweet for me. We do so much and are on the go all summer that I'm exhausted, physically and mentally and am glad for the small break. But, the other part of me knows that time goes by quickly and we won't get these days back and I just want to stay in our little summer family cocoon a while longer, having so much fun together.
With back to school comes a whole new slew of issues; getting up early, feeding them breakfast, packing snacks and lunches etc. My son doesn't love to eat first thing in the morning so it's always a struggle. The only thing I can usually get in him is a breakfast bar or a granola bar.
I thought now that they are off and running I would try to get creative with cereal again. Remember, I made energy bites out of Post Great Grains® cereal last month? I grabbed another box and decided to make a granola bar. I'm not sure it's technically a "granola" bar so I'm calling it a cereal bar.
Just like before I used the variety which includes raisins, dates and pecans. And also just like before I'm using minimal ingredients, so that should be good on your wallet. Buying all those nuts and dates separately gets expensive. I like the value in these healthy cereal brands. See, I'm always watching out for your bottom line. You're welcome.
Before you get going, let me warn you, these cereal bars are very soft. I mean, soft enough that you have to store them in either the fridge or the freezer. I've done both. I like them straight out of the freezer but my husband is gobbling them right out of the fridge. If they are left out for a long period of time they will fall apart. Don't worry though, then you have a delicious little crumble. Look at me all, glass is half full today.
So far I've made two batches of these cereal bars. I sent batch 1 down to my friend who lives in the neighborhood for her kids (much to my husbands dismay when he went looking to snack) and we kept batch 2 for ourselves.
These cereal bars make a great quickie breakfast or after school snack. They contain all kinds of good things that will keep them going if they have activities to rush to after school.
There are six varieties of Post Great Grains® and I think just about all of them would work out well in these cereal bars.
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Chewy Peanut Butter Cereal Bars
- 6 C Post Great Grains® Cereal rains, dates & pecans
- 1 C peanut butter
- ½ C honey
- In a small saucepan over medium/low heat stir together peanut butter and honey until smooth.
- Place cereal in a large bowl and pour peanut butter into bowl. Stir well to mix.
- Once peanut butter mixture is well incorporated, spread mixture on a lined baking sheet.
- Wet hands slightly (to avoid sticking) and push down mixture to pack it in tight.
- Place in freezer for 30 minutes.
- Cut into bars or squares using a sharp knife or a pizza cutter.
- Store in refrigerator (or freezer).
Erin @ Texanerin Baking says
I hope you'll enjoy the break from being on the go constantly! And wow. These look SO easy and delicious! I need to try them.
Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes says
Love how quick and easy this is to get my peanut butter fix!!!
Brandy | Nutmeg Nanny says
Seriously, what a great snack!
Kelly @ Nosh and Nourish says
I've never tried making my own cereal bars. That needs to change! These look delish.
This would be perfect for those mornings that you have to run out the door (which for me is just about every morning! LOL).
Ha. I'm the same, no matter how much prep I do the night before, the morning still is hectic!
This would make a great morning breakfast bar or a great snack option. I love how simple it is to make too!
This would be a great snack to make for you kids or something you can make to take to work with you for breakfast or if you need a quick snack.
Tammilee Tips says
These are amazing looking cereal bars!! These would be a huge hit with my husband, love that they are made at home.
These sound so good. I love anything that has peanut beer in it, so these would be perfect for me.
Paula Bendfeldt says
These look so good and so easy to make. I will have to try this recipe as they would make the perfect on the go breakfast.
Jacqui @TradesofJacqui says
This looks so good! A great addition for the morning routine when you're always on the go and need something easy!
Liz Mays says
These rock! I'd be excited to make a bunch so I could have them for breakfast each day. What an awesome use of Great Grains!
Chrishelle Ebner says
These look amazing. I have never though of using cereal to make my own bars, I always thought it would be too complicated. However, I think I could do this. They look delicious.
Yes some of those granola bar recipes do look complicated. I'm all about the shortcut.
These look really yummy. I may have to try my hands at making them soon!
I love simple and quick - I'm so busy lately, that is all I have time for. This looks yummy, I totally have this cereal in my house righ tnow too!
Angelic Sinova says
These Chewy Peanut Butter Cereal Bars look super yummy! They seem like the perfect snack for someone like me that's always on the go.
Annemarie LeBlanc says
I love delicious and easy to make recipes like this. I always bought cereal bars/granola bars at the store but thanks to you, I will now make my own. Yum!
Rebecca Swenor says
These chewy peanut butter cereal bars would make for a fast delicious breakfast for those on the go. Post's Great Grain Cereals is something we buy all the time so this recipe is prefect for us. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe.
Inspiring Kitchen says
oh wow, they look so inviting. I can imagine the diff texture for every bite 🙂
Yum, sounds like a delicious yet simple snack i can make on my own.
Robin Rue says
These look so delicious! They are definitely something that I need to make for my kids to have as an after school snack.
Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen says
This peanut butter cereal bar looks soooooo delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Karyn Granrud says
I've made yummy cereal bars before and they are so good!! Love them!
I LOVE making stuff like this, they are so easy and simple to do and is always a good activity to do with the kids too. These look delicous, so gooey