Monday, August 14, 2017

Peanut Butter Cheerio Bars


For anyone who loves the peanut butter and honey flavor combination, these bars are a quick snack, easy to make with kids. I had almost a full bag of Multi Grain Cheerios, getting slightly stale and was ready to throw them out, when I decided to use them for squares. Stuck together with yumminess they were good as new.

Ingredients:
  • 3/4 cup liquid honey or corn syrup
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 6 cups Cheerios (regular or what you have)
  • butter for a slight greasing of pan
Method:
  1. In a large pot, over low-medium heat, bring honey and sugar to a boil. 
  2. Add peanut butter and butter, stirring until smooth and bubbly. 
  3. Remove from heat and stir in the Cheerios. 
  4. Press into prepared 9x9 or 9x13 inch pan. 
  5. Cut into squares as soon as they are cooled off but still slightly soft. Yields 16-20 pieces
Note: Although you can use any kind of cereal, less sweet (such as regular or multi grain. is better. When I used Honey Nut Cheerios I thought they were too sweet. Also, using liquid honey and/or a tad less sugar may not firm them up as well as corn syrup, but they taste just as good.

5 comments:

  1. Awww - cereal bars are the best and these look so yummy!

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  2. What kind of sugar....brown or white?

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  3. I'm going to make these for our camping trip this weekend!

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  4. When I make these I like to include dried fruit (craisins, raisins, cherries, etc) and sometimes even choco chips. It's an often requested treat!

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