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No Bake Peanut Butter Cheerio Bars

posted by Julie Evink on October 15, 2017

 No Bake Peanut Butter Cheerio Bars ~ Ooey, Gooey, Peanut Buttery Bars stuffed with Cheerios! So Delicious and So Easy!

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 No Bake Peanut Butter Cheerio Bars ~ Ooey, Gooey, Peanut Buttery Bars stuffed with Cheerios! So Delicious and So Easy!

Does anyone else get stuck in “Mom” mode? Like I have a lot of friends, or I like to think I do. I would say the majority of them also have kids which really has nothing to do with anything, but I love them all dearly. They are my “people”.

But as much as I’d like to say that I make time for my friendships they are so easily forgotten and put on the back burner. It seems like everything else comes before them or I let it come before them. Work, husband, child, cleaning, grocery shopping, laundry, etc. It’s just so easy to let those friendships slip by and pretty soon I haven’t talked to the in a month or more!


Thanks to technology these days it’s a bit easier to keep up with them by stalking them via Facebook. At least Facebook is good for something because it sure doesn’t like my blog anymore. That’s whole other post though!

No Bake Bars are my favorite treat to bring with me! People always love them!

Lately I’ve been trying to focus more on time with friends and family. I’ve tried to put down the blog. Seriously I’m addicted. I’ve tried to let the cleaning go by the wayside, which really isn’t hard to do because come on who wants to do that?

Last weekend I invited our friends over for supper and we had a fabulous time and then I wondered why I didn’t do this more often? Supper wasn’t a five course meal, my house wasn’t spotless, but we had a wonderful time and none of it mattered! We enjoyed Li’l Cheddar Meat Loaves and Crock Pot Cheesy Ranch Potatoes. We ended the meal with these no bake bars. Nothing to fancy but delicious all the same!

Earlier in the day my house was packed with both of my nieces and my sister-in-law and it was filled to the brim with laughter and fun. This is what life is about and I need to remember to make time for these people. Why is that so hard?

Ok off my soap box. Please someone tell me they do this exact same thing!

No Bake Peanut Butter Bars Loaded with Cheerios for a quick delicious treat!

These bars were inspired by my Mom’s Scotcheroo recipe, which I’ve never shared because I think everyone obviously has made this recipe. Am I wrong? Do I need to share it? It’s seriously a staple and the go to recipe in our life. We recently had a Relay for Life Fundraiser and I had to ask people bring pans of bars. I’d like to say I’m pretty sure 3 our of the 7 pans were Scotcheroos and I was like hmmmm ok so that’s excessive. Want to know what? Every. Single. Time. That’s what I had to replace on the tray first. Needless to say we needed all 3 pans of them! It’s a staple around these parts!

Instead of using Rice Krispies I used Cheerios which are like my new favorite cereal and I skipped the chocolate because well I get sick from it.


But if you want chocolate on top go for it! Not that these needed any…. there were amazing just like this!

Grab these Ingredients for No Bake Peanut Butter Cheerio Bars!

  • White sugar
  • Light corn syrup
  • Peanut butter
  • Vanilla
  • Peanuts
  • Cheerios

Tools used in the making of these No Bake Peanut Butter Cheerio Bars:

  • Sauce Pan – I prefer a non-stick pan, but really use what you love!
  • Whisk – I love this silicone coated whisk to use with non-stick pans so I don’t damage the lining of the sauce pan!
  • Mixing Bowl – When making bars I’m always fumbling around to find a big enough bowl to mix everything up! Same with snack mix. This one will have you covered!

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No Bake Peanut Butter Cheerio Bars

Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 10 minutes Serves 20 bars     adjust servings

 No Bake Peanut Butter Cheerio Bars ~ Ooey, Gooey, Peanut Buttery Bars stuffed with Peanut Butter Cheerios! So Delicious and So Easy!


  • 1 c. white sugar
  • 1 1/4 c. light corn syrup
  • 1 c. peanut butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 c. peanuts
  • 6 c. Cheerios


  1. In a medium saucepan mix together white sugar and light corn syrup. Bring to a boil. Add peanut butter and vanilla. Mix until smooth.
  2. Place peanut butter Cheerios and peanuts in a large mixing bowl. Pour peanut butter mixture over Cheerios and peanuts. Stir until combined.
  3. Spread Cheerio mixture in a 9 x 13 inch pan that has been greased with non-stick cooking spray.


Recipe Notes


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 bar
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 250kcal Calories from fat 97
% Daily Value
Total Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Transfat 0g
Sodium 59mg2%
Carbohydrate 37g12%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Sugars 28g
Protein 6g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g

Updated 10/15/17

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  • Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness

    Caleb eats Cheerios EVERYDAY. NO LIE. I’ll be like “do you want some of this amazing steak dinner?” And then he will eat cheerios. WHAT?!
    Anyway. These bars? He will die. Pinned!

    • Julie Evink

      Haha he’s my kind of guy! My cereal choices are SO BORING!

  • Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    What a fun cereal bar, Julie! I love how easy this is and how tasty it looks! I love peanut butter cheerios, so I’m definitely trying this out. Pinned!

  • Kathi @ Deliciously Yum!

    Thanks for the reminder to concentrate on what’s really important :). I might just have to invite some friends over and make your fabulous bars this week! Wish I could grab one through my screen!

    • Julie Evink

      It sounds so easy to make more time for friends, but yet it’s so hard to actually do it!

  • Julianne @ Beyond Frosting

    Sometimes I crave cereal out of nowhere. These are looking pretty good right about now!

    • Julie Evink

      Sometimes for supper all I want is cereal but then I quickly realize my family probably wouldn’t support that. BUMMER!

  • Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)

    These are so darn smart!

  • Chris+Greek

    We do not get Peanut Butter Cheerios where I live. I am thinking regular or honey-nut Cheerios would work. What do you think? I KNOW my grandbabies would love these bars!

    • Julie Evink

      Yup they would work or even just plain Cheerios will too!

  • Nadine

    Do you need to refrigerate them after you put them in the pan or leave them on the counter to cool? Thanks!

    • Julie Evink

      I just let them cool on the counter then stored them in an air tight container on the counter!

  • Linda

    Going to make the peanut butter bars today! Just happened to have everything on hand!

    • Julie Evink

      Hope you enjoyed them Linda!

  • Danielle Green

    These are a great idea to have on hand for snack – kids and adults!

    • Julie Evink

      Neither of them turn them down!

  • Malinda

    I love these kinds of treats! They remind me of my childhood!! And I agree need to spend more time with friends!

    • Julie Evink

      Mine too! Can I go back there?

  • Melissa Howell

    I haven’t had these for YEARS! They are a kid favorite, for sure! So yummy!

    • Julie Evink

      Sometimes the old recipes are the best!

  • Valentina @Valentina's Corner

    What a FUN treat to make with kids. LOVE kid-friendly recipes. 🙂

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