Peanut Butter Cereal Bars

Yield: 24 bars
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
Peanut Butter Crunch Cereal Bars are made with a few simple ingredients to create a great snack for any time of the day!
Cereal Bars in a metal baking dish on a blue napkin.


  • 6 cups crunchy plain cereal (I used Rice Chex)
  • 1 1/4 cups salted peanuts chopped
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 ounces milk chocolate chopped


  1. Line a 13 x 9 inch pan with parchment so that the paper hangs over the sides. Butter the parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cereal and peanuts and toss with a spoon to mix well.
  3. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, stir together the sugar and corn syrup. Bring the mixture to a boil for one minute. remove from the heat and stir in the peanut butter, vanilla and salt. Stir until the mixture is smooth.
  4. Pour the sugar mixture over the cereal mixture and toss with a rubber spatula until the cereal is completely coated with the sugar mixture.
  5. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Using the rubber spatula, spread the mixture over the bottom of the pan, being careful not to crush the cereal. Place the pan in the fridge for 20 minutes to allow the mixture to cool.
  6. While the mixture is cooling, melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pot of simmering water. Use a spoon or piping bag to drizzle chocolate over top of the mixture. Allow the chocolate to set.
  7. Lift the mixture out of the pan and cut into small bars. Store at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 3 days.


Source: Baked Elements by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito

Nutrition Information

Calories: 245, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Sodium: 252mg, Potassium: 172mg, Carbohydrates: 33g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 25g, Protein: 5g, Vitamin A: 125%, Vitamin C: 1.5%, Calcium: 48%, Iron: 2.9%

*Nutritional information is an estimate. Please consult a doctor or nutritionist for the most accurate nutritional info.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cereal bars, peanut butter cereal bars
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