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Peanut Butter Cheerio Bars

Rich, luscious, decadent, EASY and No-Bake! These Peanut Butter Cheerio Bars take less than 10 minutes to make and are completely delicious!

three peanut butter cheerio bars on table

Cheerio Peanut Butter Bars

Who doesn’t love cheerios and when combined with thick hearty peanut butter, they are made even better! Are these a healthy snack?

Well, they definitely aren’t the worst snack ever! I would call them a semi healthy snack for sure.

Of all the cheerio recipes out there, this is by far our favorite one!

What Kind of Cheerios Do I Use?

  • These are made with Honey Nut Cheerios but you can also use
  • Regular Cheerios
  • Cinnamon Cheerios or BEST OF ALL…
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheerios! YUM!
  • (I wouldn’t use fruity cheerios for this one though).

Here’s What You’ll Need

ingredients on table
  • Cheerios – because that’s the main thing, right?
  • Marshmallow cream (fluff) – 1 jar or you can substitute a bag of mini marshmallows (still no bake, you’ll just microwave the mini marshmallows).
  • Peanut Butter – Your favorite kind. We prefer smooth, but it isn’t going to hurt to use crunchy, it’s the perfect substitution.
  • Butter – It adds a little somethin somethin..

It’s Really THIS Easy!

  1. Prepare the pan
  2. Melt marshmallow cream, peanut butter and butter together in the microwave.
  3. Mix in with the cheerios.
  4. Pour into prepared dish and wait….
close up of peanut butter cheerio bars

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

How Can I Use Cheerios?

This is a terrific way to use up cheerios!

Do I Need To Cook Anything?

Nope, just warm up the ingredients in the microwave.

How Do I Get the Marshmallow Fluff out of the container?

It comes out easiest if you warm it in the microwave for 10-20 secs and then use a small spatula or a spoon to remove it.

Could I Use Almond Butter or Nutella instead of Peanut Butter?

Yes, if you prefer those tastes, go with it.

How Can I Jazz Up This Recipe?

Easy! Just add some candies like M&M’s, Reese’s pieces or candy chips of any kind. These make especially fun treats with Easter Candy!

Everything is Sticky After I Make These, What Do I do?

The stickiness will all come off in the dishwasher, that’s the best way. It’s always best to let warm water sit in the bowls before rinsing them for the dishwasher.

How Do I Save These For Later?

Cut into squares and wrap in plastic wrap individually.

Can I Freeze These?

You can freeze them, the texture is a little different once thawed.

How Long Do These Last?

They will last covered with plastic wrap about 5 days.

Are Peanut Butter Cheerio Bars Healthy?

This is a healthier snack than some snacks are. See the recipe below for the nutrition information.

peanut butter cheerio bars stacked up

Tips and Tricks

  • Use any type of Cheerios you prefer, except, I wouldn’t do the fruity ones.
  • Prepare your pan or use parchment paper as these may stick.
  • If you can’t find the marshmallow fluff, a small bag of mini marshmallows will work as well (melt in the microwave).
  • Soften the marshmallow cream in the microwave for 10-20 secs to make it easier to remove from the jar.
  • This is a no bake recipe, but you still have to heat things in the microwave. If you prefer not to use a microwave, heat on the stovetop until the marshmallow cream is a thick liquid.
  • It’s fine to substitute margarine for the butter.
  • You can substitute other kinds of cereal.
  • Here’s a list of the current types of Cheerios!

PRO TIP: These are excellent with candy mixed in! Try a cup full of M&M’s or Reeses pieces.

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Peanut Butter Cheerio Bars

A decadent no-bake, 10 minute, 4 ingredient delicious cookie bar that will fill you with peanutty goodness in every single bite!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: peanut butter cheerio bars, no bake cheerio bars
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 167kcal
Author: Wendi Spraker

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Peanut Butter Smooth
  • 6.5 oz Marshmallow Cream "fluff"
  • 2 Tbs butter
  • 5 Cups Cheerios Any flavor except fruity flavors.

Instructions

  • Add the peanut butter, marshmallow cream and butter together in a medium sized bowl. Microwave on high for 2 minutes until marshmallow cream is melted and everything is very warm.
  • While microwaving the other ingredients, pour 5 Cups of cheerios into a large bowl and prepare a 9×13 dish with non stick spray.
  • When peanut butter mix is finished in the microwave, pour it over the cheerios and mix well with a large spoon or spatula. Spread the mix into the prepared 9×13 pan and pat it down. Set aside and allow to cool. When cooled, use a sharp knife to cut into squares.

Notes

  • Use any type of Cheerios you prefer, except, I wouldn’t do the fruity ones.
  • Prepare your pan or use parchment paper as these may stick.
  • If you can’t find the marshmallow fluff, a small bag of mini marshmallows will work as well (melt in the microwave).
  • Soften the marshmallow cream in the microwave for 10-20 secs to make it easier to remove from the jar.
  • This is a no bake recipe, but you still have to heat things in the microwave. If you prefer not to use a microwave, heat on the stovetop until the marshmallow cream is a thick liquid.
  • It’s fine to substitute margarine for the butter.
  • You can substitute other kinds of cereal.
PRO TIP: To add a lot of zip and pizazz to your recipe, add M&M’s, Reese’s pieces or chopped up candy bar to your cookies!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter Cheerio Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 square)
Calories 167 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 124mg5%
Potassium 147mg4%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 260IU5%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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