Peanut Butter Cheerio Bars





Introduction: Peanut Butter Cheerio Bars

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I had some marshmallows and extra Honey Nut Cheerios sitting around so I decided to make some bars. I've seen some different recipes online, so I just combined things I liked and went with it. These Peanut Butter Cheerio bars are gooey and very delicious :)

Step 1: Supplies

Here is what you need to make these yourself. You can change up the proportions as much as you want. With these amounts, your bars will be fairly gooey, but they are so good it is worth the sticky fingers!


  • 5c Honey Nut Cheerios - for less flavorful bars, you can use plain Cheerios
  • 1c Mini Marshmallows
  • 1/2c Peanut Butter - I don't know if Chunky PB will work, but it could be a fun experiment
  • 1/2c Honey


  • Sauce Pan
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Measuring Cups
  • 8x8 or 9x13 Pan - I used a smaller pan so I could have thicker bars for the picture, but use a larger pan for more manageable pieces

Step 2: Preparation

Get your bowl of 5 cups of Honey Nut Cheerios ready. Spray your pan or put down a layer of wax paper.

Once your ingredients are melted, you are going to want to work fast as everything is just so sticky.

Step 3: Melt and Mix Ingredients

Mix your marshmallows, peanut butter, and honey in your sauce pan.

Put it on your stove on low heat. It may be tempting to turn it up, but don't. The first time I did this I used a little bit higher heat and the mixture started to burn. For a few minutes, the honey and peanut butter will mix fine, but it will look like the marshmallows aren't doing anything. Don't worry, and don't turn up the heat. For me, after a few minutes suddenly the marshmallows just went from solid to melted. So you just need to be patient.

Stir fairly frequently to make sure your mixture doesn't burn.

As soon as it is melted, mix it in with your Cheerios and when that is mixed, put it in your pan. Don't dawdle, it's all very sticky.

Step 4: Enjoy

Let your bars sit for a bit to get harder so they don't just fall apart. You can also put them in the fridge to get them to harden a bit, but no matter what you do, they will be sticky/gooey. Just go with it.

Store extras in an airtight container.



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    can these be made without the marshmallows, or are they the glue that binds it all together?

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    I think you can make them without. The peanut butter also holds them together :) If you try it, let me know how it turns out!

    I should really try these out! They look so delicious!

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    Am I the only one that at the first glance, Thought the Cheerios looked like a dog?

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    Haha! Now I'm trying to see the picture with fresh eyes, but I just keep seeing the same thing :P

    My first thought was a dog also !

    My co-worker also makes a similar Cheerio Bar and she adds M&M's to the mixture. Good, good!

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    M&Ms; sounds like a good addition or Reeses Pieces could be tasty too :D

    Does this count as a meal! I think I could eat an entire pan, they sound so delicious! :P

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    hahaha, agreed! I'm going to say it counts. :D

    I agree with you both :) They are super tasty and I've lost count of how many Mikeasaurus has eaten!