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Cheerios Cereal Bars

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Similar to Rice Krispie Treats these are Cheerios Cereal Bars! Made with cheerios, peanuts, pretzels, banana chips, and M&M’s!

cheerios cereal bars stacked on top of each other

Cheerios Cereal Bars

Do you get through half a box of cereal and then never end up finishing it? Well, that happened to my family last week. Talk about wasting food! Never finishing cereals that you get sick of. WELL, let me tell you, I turned our boring cereal into a great after-school snack. Cheerios Cereal Bars! These little babies were gone within 48 hours…and there are only 3 of us! Temptingly devilish and easy as pie! 10 minutes start to finish-promise!

Main Ingredients Needed

You only need 10 minutes and 10 ingredients to make these Cheerio Cereal Bars! Here is everything I stuffed into these babies:

  • Marshmallows – these add sweetness and stickiness.
  • Butter + Caramels – for flavor and for caramel flavor.
  • Vanilla – to flavor.
  • Salt – to balance the flavors.
  • Cheerios – I had the Multi-Grain Cheerios but you can use whatever you have on hand.
  • Salted Roasted Peanuts + Pretzel Sticks – some crunch and saltiness.
  • Banana Chips – these are dehydrated but are still nice and sweet.
  • M&M’s – for some chocolatey goodness.

How to Make Cheerios Cereal Bars

For full details on how to make Cheerio Cereal Bars, see the recipe card down below!

Step 1: Prep

Grease an 8×8 square baking dish. This can either be metal or glass.

Step 2: Melt Ingredients

In a large pot, melt the butter and caramels on medium-low heat until smooth. Add in marshmallows and stir continuously until melted. Take the pot off the heat and stir in vanilla and salt.

Step 3: Add Dry Ingredients

Dump in all the dry ingredients and using a sturdy spoon, mix everything until evenly coated (will be very sticky!)

Step 4: Press Into Pan

Pour into a greased 8×8 square baking dish. Butter your fingers and press down the mixture evenly. Let cool at room temperature and cut into squares.

More Snacks to Try!

Cheerios Cereal Bars

Similar to rice Krispie treats these are Cheerios Cereal Bars! Made with cheerios, peanuts, pretzels, banana chips, and M&M's!
servings 8 Servings
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 20 mins

Ingredients

  • 35 large marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 30 caramels unwrapped
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups multigrain cheerios
  • 1/2 cup salted roasted peanuts chopped
  • 1/2 cup banana chips chopped
  • 1/2 cup pretzel sticks chopped
  • 1/2 cup plain M&M’s

Instructions

  • Grease an 8×8 inch square baking dish (glass or metal).
  • In large pot, melt the butter and caramels on medium low heat until smooth. Add in marshmallows and stir continuously until melted. Take pot off the heat and stir in vanilla and salt.
  • Dump in all the dry ingredients and using a sturdy spoon, mix everything until evenly coated (will be very sticky!)
  • Pour into a greased 8×8 square baking dish. Butter your fingers and press down mixture evenly. Let cool at room temperature and cut into squares.

Nutrition

Calories: 541kcal | Carbohydrates: 78g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 444mg | Potassium: 252mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 53g | Vitamin A: 746IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 121mg | Iron: 4mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cereal bar, cheerios cereal bars

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  1. KYLE FAMILY

    this one I have to try! minus the peanuts since we have an allergic little girl but I'm assuming it'll still taste delicious! I like your crock pot recipes too – i tend to lean towards those ones since they're easiest – if you have any more please share!

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