4-Ingredient Cheerio Snack Bars

Posted by on May 2, 2012 in food, recipe | 22 comments


Sometimes you just need to play with your food, especially when it’s snack time.
And this simple little bar is the perfect food for doing just that.
No cuttlery, napkins or proper table manners required.
Just grab a square and get as messy as you please.

I think I’m going to be a good mom.



Plus, with only four ingredients, it doesn’t get any more easy.
Assuming you have some cereal, peanut butter and honey lying around, you’re already in business.
The cereal-bar making business, that is.



4-Ingredient Cheerio Snack Bars
adapted from taste of home

1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup honey
1/4 peanut butter (I used natural crunchy)
2-3 cups plain cheerios

Method | Combine sugar and honey together in a medium saucepan over medium heat and cook until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in the peanut butter until smooth. Then, fold in the Cheerios and put into a greased loaf pan or 9×9 glass pan. Chill for an hour, slice into bars  - should yield 12 servings. Store in the refrigerator in a plastic bag to maintain freshness.


First off I should say that I made the moronic decision of using honey nut cheerios instead of plain so mine turned out a tad bit sweet. But if you use plain they’re sure to turn out perfectly.



The cheerios maintain their light, crunchy texture, and the peanut butter and honey meld together perfectly to bind the bars and provide a delightful, honey nut flavor.



These would be great for take-along snacks, road trips, picnics and kids (no I’m not pregnant – not even close. don’t get any ideas).



And according to the original recipe, each bar will only set ya back about 95 calories, 3 grams of fat and 16 grams of carbs. So all in all, a pretty healthy little bar.




Oh, and the randomly-selected winner of my LUNA Fiber Bar Giveaway is Katherine W. Congrats Katherine! I’ll be emailing you shortly to arrange sending you your prize. Thanks to everyone who participated, and stay tuned for more fun giveaways in the future.





  1. Yum, that sounds so good! I heart Cheerio’s! :)

  2. Yums!

  3. These sound AMAZING. I love cheerios!

  4. They look yummy, I will have to try these soon!

    - Angela Marie

  5. love it! i’ve made something similar with the kashi cheerios–sometimes simple is the yummiest!

  6. Made these last night and they were ohhhh sooooo yummy!!! My fiance can’t stop snacking on them! And i substituted the peanut butter with Sunbutter (due to our son having allergies)

    • Wonderful to hear! So glad you guys liked them. I’m sure they’re delish with sunflower butter!

  7. I just made them with sunbutter and enjoy life chocolate chips (peanut, tree nut and soy allergies among other allergies)
    Would love other recipes for granola bars if you have them :)

  8. I just made these today. I used plain cheerios and they were still a little on the sweet side but so yummy!

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  10. Awesome i have to take care of somemlittle munchkins and these should help with the mornings

  11. I’ve made these a couple of times now, love the sweetness and the easy prep! Found that cutting them up after cooling was pretty tough, so the next time I pressed them into little portions in a cupcake tin instead, worked just as well. Thanks for the recipe! :)

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  13. Quick question- for the amount of peanut butter is that 1/4 cup or a 1/4 of a jar of peanut butter?

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  19. Unless you want paper thin bars, you should double this recipe and put it in an 8×8 dish. I followed the recipe (using 2 cups of cheerios) and I only put it into half of my 8×8 so my bars are thicker.

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