Monday, April 30

Easy Peanut Butter Cereal Bars

Well, I'm still trying to plow thru all that peanut butter I bought at Costco a couple of weeks ago, and believe it or not, I'm almost down one jar!  I've tried a couple of the recipes on the Kraft site and so far I've had a hit and a miss.   I'm only going to talk about the hit: here's my interpretation of a recipe for squares that's on the jar!

Easy Peanut Butter Cereal Bars
3/4 cup corn syrup
2/3 cup smooth peanut butter
4 cups Crispix or Chex cereal
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
non-stick cooking spray

Spray a 8x8 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.  Combine the corn syrup and peanut butter in a medium sized bowl microwave safe bowl and heat for about 45seconds - 60 seconds.  Stir until smooth. 

Add cereal and stir to coat.

Add coconut and chocolate chips and stir until everything is evenly distributed.  Press into the prepared baking dish and shove into the fridge for at least an hour. 

Cut into little squares and keep in an airtight container, in the fridge until ready to serve.

This is another recipe that you could totally personalize to whatever you have going on in the pantry - I would also be interested to see how it turns out using agave nectar and natural peanut butter...  if you bust it out, please let me know!


  1. I love easy cereal bars recipe. This one looks perfect for any pb fan! YUM!

  2. I thought cereal was a good idea but the peanut butter is a bonus! These sound so perfect. Peanut butter is my absolute FAVORITE thing ever!

  3. These look great. Love easy bars. These would be great at a party.

  4. I don't think I'd be able to control myself with these around!