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Special Cereal Bars I

"These delicious Cereal bars are always a hit. Easy and quick to make."
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servings 292 cals
Original recipe yields 24 servings (1 - 9X13 inch pan)


  • Calories:
  • 292 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 13.1 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs:
  • 37.9g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 8.7 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 172 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Grease a 9 x 13 inch pan.
  2. In a large sauce pan, combine sugar and light corn syrup. Cook over medium heat until boiling. Stir in peanut butter until smooth. Remove from heat and stir in the cereal. Pat the cereal mixture into the greased pan.
  3. Melt peanut butter and chocolate chips over a double boiler or in the microwave. Spread the melted mixture over the cereal bars and refrigerate to set.

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  1. 67 Ratings

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We call these "Special K" bars, for the obvious reason, at our house. My recipe calls for 1 tsp of vanilla to be added with the peanut butter. If your bars are turning out hard, you are over co...

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I should have used my better judgement and omitted the melted chocoate. It was so messy and sugary that I couldn't package these for school like I hoped. I liked the blend of Cheerios, Crispie...

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We call these "Special K" bars, for the obvious reason, at our house. My recipe calls for 1 tsp of vanilla to be added with the peanut butter. If your bars are turning out hard, you are over co...

I guess there is many versions of this recipe. The one I make is similar. I took it to work and my co workers all in the food industry went crazy over these! They are very rich but delish. It is...

Great, easy dessert. Very quick to make. I left out the chocolate chips and peanut butter chips. They're great on their own. One important thing: Cut these in the pan while they're still wa...

You can use ANY cereal; we used a variety to use them up. There were Cheerios, Golden Grahams, and a little Lucky Charms. You could also use creamy or crunchy peanut butter. The batch we made w...

These are awsome and a family favorite. I use Special K cereal and I replace the PB Chips w/ butterscotch chips. Try them, you will like!!:)

I made these with Cinnamon Toast Crunch (which I love) and natural peanut butter and they are delicious!! The only problem I had is when I tried to eat one after leaving them in the fridge, the...

Super easy to make. I used Cheerios. It was a hot day, so I cooked the sugar and karo syrup in the microwave on medium until it boiled. It worked great.

Use brown sugar instead of white and they will come out softer and lots easier to cut.

WOW! These are so much better than rice crispy bars it isn't even funny. I used a combination of cereals I had left over including Kashi Mighty Kids and chex. These are beyond addictive. I d...