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Honey-Peanut Bar Cookies

Jim Gales from Glendale, Wisconsin borrows a favorite breakfast cereal as a main ingredient for his small batch of fun, tasty bars. These treats are not sticky, cut well and are ideal to pack.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    6 bars


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1-1/2 cups Cheerios
  • 1/4 cup salted peanuts


  • In a small heavy saucepan, combine sugar and honey. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat; stir in peanut butter until blended. Add Cheerios and peanuts; stir to coat.
  • Spread into an 8x4-in. loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Cover and chill for 1 hour before cutting.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 203 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 126mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • misscoffeepot
    May 28, 2018

    I also cut back on the sugar a bit and it was plenty sweet. Great for gluten free people

  • mamaknowsbest
    Jul 6, 2013

    We love anything with peanut butter so when I had an over purchased Cheerios I looked for a recipe involving both. This was a hit! I doubled the recipe. We have now made these a number of times, sometimes adding the peanuts other times omitting them and upping the cereal measurement. Sometimes used creamy peanut butter, sometimes using crunchy. All variations were equally loved. In my house there was no need to store in fridge... they didn't last that long!

  • tstreich
    Sep 22, 2011

    These are so good. I followed others advice and cut the sugar in half. Didn't miss it at all. Will definitely make these again. And I stored in the fridge so they stayed fresh longer.

  • jmkasprak
    Mar 14, 2011

    These were really good.

  • tomlisahig
    Mar 1, 2011

    These bars are amazing –they are not sticky when you eat them!! I cut the sugar in half and added a teaspoon of sunflower oil because I was using natural peanut butter that seemed a bit dry. I also made a version with almond butter and it turned out great. These are my new “rice crispie treats” and my kids all love them. I will probably let them have some for breakfast when we need something quick in the car.

  • mrsuntiedt
    Jan 4, 2011

    I double everything but the sugar, then use a 9 x 9 cake pan and they turn out perfect.

  • Bappylou
    Sep 11, 2009

    This recipe was awesome! Was looking for something other than the same old snack mix and this is it! I used Splenda and reduced fat PB and no one could tell! Quick, easy, has whole grains, protien and fiber!

  • Rocky4
    Jul 23, 2008

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  • Joscy
    Apr 27, 2008

    YUM!! My husband's favorite cereal is Cheerios - he's eaten Cheerios all the 34 years we've been married. This recipe is a keeper for sure!!Thank you.

  • nbarron
    Oct 24, 2007

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