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No Bake Cereal Bars Recipe
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No Bake Cereal Bars

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"This is a great recipe for kids! It's easy to make and you don't have to bake it. This is always a hit at potlucks and family get-togethers. Very colorful! My mom made this growing up, and I have seen different variations in cook books. Enjoy!"

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Original recipe makes 24 bars Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins

    15 mins


  1. In a large bowl, toss together the toasted oat cereal, rice cereal, peanuts and chocolate pieces; set aside. Grease a 10x15 inch jellyroll pan.
  2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, stir together the corn syrup and sugar. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook until sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat and quickly stir into the peanut butter and vanilla. Pour the mixture into the bowl with the cereal mixture and mix well. Press into the prepared pan. Let stand until set. Cut into bars and serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 10, 2004

We've made this recipe twice in the past week and have made a few changes but received rave reviews. We used all crispy rice cereal and substituted the peanuts for shredded coconut. We used half chocolate and half white chocolate chips and my grandmother added a stick of maragarine to the corn syrup mixture. These were devoured in less than 24 hours. Thanks

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 12, 2004

I don't know what I did wrong, but it does not seem that 1 cup of corn syrup is enough; the mix did not glue together into bars!! I created a trail mix instead!


15 Ratings

Apr 08, 2006

Kids LOVED them! Omitted the peanuts and substituted honey for corn syrup. Very delicious!

May 24, 2005

This was a very good, somewhat healthy, easy recipe. The oat cereal, peanuts and peanut butter add nutrients and that is a plus in my book. I used more cereal and less chocolate. I also added 1/2 stick of butter to the corn syrup and used 1/2 cup less peanut butter. I think this made it easier to mix. The end result was a very good cereal bar.

Jan 25, 2004

great easy recipe. have made a couple of times and they are quick and the recipe is flexible.

Oct 26, 2007

Forget the kids, I thought these were yummy!! I would have liked to see them stick together a little better. Still made a nice bake sale item.

Feb 19, 2009

Delicious, but they don't stick together well at all! Fortunately I don't mind the tendency to fall apart, but it makes them less than ideal for traveling (a bit too messy for a packed lunch). Instead of 2 cups of peanuts I used half peanuts and half raisins. And I didn't have any candy-coated chocolates, so I just used plain old chocolate chips.

Jul 02, 2008

I followed the recipe exactly and it give it 3 stars, but it has 5 star potential. I think it could be improved by reducing the amount of sugar and corn syrup and increasing the peanut butter. It is a fun and easy dessert.


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  • Calories
  • 350 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 42.7 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 18.2 g
  • 28%
  • Fiber
  • 2.9 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 8.4 g
  • 17%
  • Sodium
  • 145 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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