Peanut Butter Cereal Bites

Peanut Butter Cereal Bites

Special thanks to Kroger and SKIPPY® for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own.

These no-bake Peanut Butter Cereal Bites are quick and easy to make! They’ve only got five ingredients and are naturally sweetened — the perfect addition to your lunch or a great after-school snack!

These Peanut Butter Cereal Bites recipe is a BONUS recipe as part of our Back-To-School Lifesavers — a series of recipes that are intended to have little (or no) veggie chopping, minimal prep time, around 10 ingredients or less (not including pantry staples), and use kid-friendly ingredients. This (obviously) isn’t a dinner recipe, but a fun back-to-school snack. Click here to see all the recipes in the series!

Peanut Butter Cereal Bites

We all know how tasty a classic PB&J can be, but my favorite quick go-to sandwich? Peanut butter and honey every single time! The first time I had a peanut butter and honey sandwich, it completely blew me away — the combo is unbeatable! 

So today we’re combining creamy peanut butter with sweet honey and mixing it in with cereal to create some completely unforgettable cereal bite clusters.

Peanut Butter Cereal Bites make the perfect back-to-school breakfast, addition to lunch, or after-school snack — they’re protein-packed, filling, tasty, and naturally sweetened. It’s a busy mom’s dream come true!

Let’s Chat Peanut Butter

If you’ve made these delicious no-bake Avalanche Cookies or some of the other peanut butter-filled recipes on my site, you already know SKIPPY® peanut butter is the brand I love and recommend.

Peanut butter varies quite a bit from brand to brand. I use SKIPPY® Natural Creamy Peanut Butter in these cereal bites. It’s creamy peanut buttery perfection and nothing beats a fresh jar of SKIPPY® Peanut Butter Spread! With 7 grams of plant-based protein per serving, you can feel great about this naturally-sweetened and protein-packed snack or lunchtime addition.

VARIATIONS

Peanut Butter Cereal Bites Variation Ideas

  • Add miniature chocolate chips to the peanut butter and honey-coated cereal. Because the peanut butter and honey will still be hot, the chocolate chips will likely get a bit melty(which we really like!). If you’d like to avoid this, freeze the chocolate chips for about an hour before adding them into the mix.
  • Drizzle with melted chocolate. Alternatively, you can melt some chocolate (we love milk chocolate!), transfer it to a small plastic bag, cut off the tip, and pipe it over the cereal bites.
  • Switch up the cereal. There are many varieties and flavors of cereal to choose from that would work well in these Peanut Butter Cereal Bites.
  • Add some salt. If you love salty-sweet, sprinkle some sea salt flakes over the clusters.

QUICK TIP

Peanut Butter Cereal Bites Tips

  • Let the clusters set on a Silpat® liner or parchment paper. These (very) sticky Peanut Butter Cereal Bites will stick and harden on an unlined surface.
  • Let the clusters cool completely and set up fully before enjoying!
  • Make sure the honey and peanut butter mixture is sufficiently heated in the microwave before adding in the cereal.
  • Gently press the clusters together. Once you’ve spooned the peanut butter and cereal mixture onto the lined pan or plate, use your fingers to gently compress each cluster so they won’t fall apart once hardened.
  • Microwave the peanut butter and honey in sturdy, heatsafe bowls instead of using plastic or melamine. 

STORAGE

Peanut Butter Cereal Bites Storage

To store these cereal bites, place any leftovers in an airtight container. Keep the container in a cool dry place for up to a week. These bites are best when fresh, and every day they stand, they lose texture and become overly soft/gooey/chewy (especially in overly humid climates). It’s a good excuse to eat ‘em up!

This recipe isn’t a great candidate for freezing and thawing; the honey and peanut butter coating softens and the cereal becomes mushy.

Use leftover peanut butter in one of these after-school snack recipes:

Peanut Butter Cereal Bites

These no-bake Peanut Butter Cereal Bites are quick and easy to make! They’ve only got 5-ingredients and are naturally sweetened — the perfect after-school snack!

Peanut Butter Cereal Bites

These no-bake Peanut Butter Cereal Bites are quick and easy to make! They’ve only got 5-ingredients and are naturally sweetened — the perfect after-school snack!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup SKIPPY® Creamy Peanut Butter Spread
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups oat crunch cheerio cereal

Instructions

  • PREP: Line a large sheet pan with parchment paper and set aside. Measure out the cereal and place in a large bowl, set aside for now.

  • PEANUT BUTTER AND HONEY: Add the peanut butter, honey, and salt to a large, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Remove and stir vigorously. Return the bowl to the microwave for another 40 seconds. Remove and stir vigorously again.

  • ADD TO CEREAL: Pour in the vanilla and mix to combine. Use a spatula to scrape every bit of this peanut butter and honey mixture into the bowl with the cereal. Mix gently until all of the cereal is well coated.

  • FORM CLUSTERS: Drop clusters about 2 tablespoons in size onto the prepared sheet pan. Gently compress the clusters with your hands to ensure the cereal bites will stay together as they harden. Let stand at room temperature until set, about 1-3 hours. Enjoy!

  • STORAGE: Place any leftovers in an airtight container. Keep the container in a cool dry place for up to a week. These bites are best when fresh, and every day they stand, they lose texture and become overly soft/gooey/chewy (especially in overly humid climates). This recipe isn’t a great candidate for freezing and thawing; the honey and peanut butter coating softens and the cereal becomes mushy.

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