In the spirit of Mondays, let’s talk about easy stuff. More specifically, easy snacks. Cereal bars like these peanut butter Cheerio bars are a great on-the-go breakfast item for those days when you just can’t get out of bed and take a three minute shower. We all have those days, right? Best of all, these cereal bars are super easy to make so you can whip them up in one night and eat them all week long.
Ingredients (makes 8-10 bars):
- 3 cups Cheerios (honey nut recommended)
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup honey
- 2 tbs sugar
In a small saucepan on the stove, melt the peanut butter on low-medium heat, stirring constantly with a spoon or whisk (a spatula will likely melt). Stir in the honey and sugar and continue to stir until it becomes more fluid. Turn down the heat if it starts to bubble at all in order to prevent burning.
Pour the mixture over the Cheerios in a separate bowl and mix with a spatula or your hands (like making Rice Krispie treats!) until it’s fully mixed and super sticky. Move the cereal to a parchment lined square pan and let sit for a minute to cool. While still warm, press the cereal bars down into the pan and corners, making the top as flat as you can. Leave the tray to cool completely before cutting squares with a sharp knife.
Serve these peanut butter Cheerio bars alongside a glass of milk or orange juice and breakfast is served…or grab one and run out the door while still wearing your slippers! Andrew and his coworkers enjoyed them for a nice snack one day. Enjoy!