The kids have been in school for almost a month now, and things are finally starting to calm down around here. I think it takes about this long for the newness to wear off and for everyone to get used to being back. We even have an established routine for getting homework done on time and getting the kids to bed at a decent hour — yea!
Still, our mornings are kind of rushed. We leave the house before 7 am, so unless everyone gets up super early, there’s not a lot of time to get ready. And, I think I’ve told you this before, but I am so NOT a morning person. Just getting up and out the door on time is a huge accomplishment for me!
And sometimes, the kids just have a big bowl of cereal, like Honey Bunches of Oats®. It’s one of their favorites, and one of mine, as well! We love the flavor, texture and the crunchy little oat clusters. I also love that the cereal is heart healthy and loaded with whole grains.
The cereal on its own is wonderful, but when you use it to make cereal bars, it’s even better! Cereal bars are perfect for after-school snacks and for breakfast-on-the go. They’re also super quick and easy to make.
I’ve been making no-bake treats with different kinds of cereal for awhile now, and honestly, these peanut butter honey oat cereal bars are the best!
They’re chewy and crunchy at the same time, and they taste absolutely wonderful. Plus, you only need a few ingredients to make them. I used the honey roasted flavor, and I added peanut butter, vanilla, honey, brown sugar and raisins. That’s it!
You just mix everything up in one pot, and then you spread the cereal mixture into a baking pan. After the mix cools down, just slice it into bars, and you’re good to go.
How To Make Peanut Butter Honey Oat Cereal Bars
Peanut Butter Honey Oat Cereal Bars
- 1 cup honey
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup smooth peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 6 1/2 cups Honey Bunches of Oats® Cereal
- 1/3 cup raisins
- In a large pot, melt the honey and brown sugar over medium high heat, stirring frequently
- Cook until mixture boils and starts to get thick
- Remove from heat, and stir in the peanut butter and vanilla
- Mix in the 6 cups of cereal and raisins, and spread into buttered 9 X 13 baking dish
- Top with remaining 1/2 cup of cereal for extra texture
- Allow to cool completely in refrigerator, then slice into bars
Seriously, you’ve got to try these peanut butter honey oat cereal bars. My kids absolutely loved them, and so did I. Even the Hubs thought they were good.
Here’s a money-saving coupon for the cereal to make it even easier for you!
Have an awesome day!