Chocolate Peanut Butter Cereal Bars

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cereal Bars

I love cereal bars!  They’re great for breakfast on the run and perfect for school snacks and lunches.  After looking up and finding a few different cereal bar recipes, I decided to create my own!

These have a perfect mix of chocolate, peanut butter, and honey that everyone should love,  and to make them even better I topped them off with M&M’s! Hope you enjoy!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cereal Bars

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cereal Bars


1/2 stick butter

1/4 cup honey

1/4 cup peanut butter

1/4-1/3 cup light brown sugar

1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1 cup instant oatmeal

1 cup Rice Krispies

1/4 cup nuts

1/4 cup M&Ms (or your choice of topping)


Place honey, butter, and peanut butter in a bowl. Heat in the microwave for 15-30 seconds or until butter is melted. Stir with a spoon until well blended. Stir in brown sugar and microwave for an additional 30 seconds or until brown sugar is dissolved.

Stir in chocolate chips. (Mix should be hot enough at this point to melt the chocolate chips, but if not, just microwave for a few more seconds. Stir in oatmeal and cereal until well coated. (If the mix is too dry, you can add a small amount of honey or peanut butter. If too wet, add additional oatmeal or cereal.)

Press into an 8x8 pan. Sprinkle M&Ms or your choice of topping on top and lightly press them into the mixture. Chill in freezer for about an hour. Cut into bars and wrap each bar with plastic wrap. Makes 10 bars.



Does your family have a favorite school snack?


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  1. Um, yesssss please!

  2. Yum! What a simple and fun recipe. My daughter will love it. Thanks for sharing and linking to TMTT.

  3. Jerri, I have to try these bars, especially since they have M&Ms on them too!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality!

  4. Love this! We just put up our Kitchen Fun & Craft Friday link party and would love for you to share this!

  5. Yummy, I want to give this ago, I just started blogging and I’ve been a bit slack on lunch box snacks – kids are sick of store bought biscuits

  6. What a yummy snack! Looks amazing Jerri! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

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