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Healthy No-Bake Peanut Butter Cereal Bars

 Healthy No-Bake Peanut Butter Cereal Bars

I’m the kind of person who is very picky when it comes to selecting the type of cereal I like to eat in the morning. I generally like the Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds. While that is a staple in our home, sometimes my hubby likes to get different cereal just to have a little variety.

So, around a while back, we got raisin bran corn flakes – it was one of those impromptu decisions you take when you are at the grocery store.

So the other day, when I was browsing Pinterest when I came across several fun cereal bar recipes and decided to make some for myself.

no bake peanut butter cereal bars

I first made a small batch as I wasn’t quite sure whether I’ll like it. But they turned out awesome. So much so that, I ended up finishing 4 bars within 2 days.

The next day I decided to make a bigger batch of the remaining cereal and now I’m happily munching on them. I was pretty excited with the results and wanted to share it with all of you. Best of all, they are no-bake!

So here’s how you make these Healthy No-Bake Peanut Butter Cereal Bars –

Healthy No-Bake Peanut Butter Cereal Bars

Ingredients

  • 1. Corn flakes/ Raisin Bran Flakes/ Any cereal of your choice - 4 cups
  • 2. Peanut Butter - 1 cup
  • 3. Chocolate Chips - 1/4 cup (optional)
  • 4. Honey - 1/3 cup
  • 5. Coconut Flakes - for garnish

Instructions

  1. Line an 8-inch square pan with foil or parchment paper and spray some cooking oil on it.
  2. Combine the peanut butter and chocolate chips in a microwavable bowl and heat for about 1 to 2 minutes stirring in between if required.
  3. Pour over cereal and add honey. Mix the cereal well and then press the mixture firmly in the pan. Garnish with grated coconut.
  4. Refrigerate for half an hour to 1 hour until they are firm enough to be cut. Cut into bars and store at room temperature.
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This recipe will go great with any type of cereal that you may have. You can use any nut butter that you may like and even add things like raisins, nuts etc. It is crunchy as well as chewy and a great after-school or after-work snack. Wrap it in a foil and throw it in your bag – you have a snack ready just like the No-bake Date bar I made a while back.

Do you have any fun No-Bake treats that you absolutely love? Let me know! I’ll love trying them out.

no bake peanut butter cereal bars

 

Until next time, happy blogging & keep on smiling!

XOXO

Smiling Notes

146 Comments

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    ladieswholunchreviews

    February 26, 2016

    Sounds good!

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    AppetiteDeluxe

    February 26, 2016

    Yummy! Going to try this recipe

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      Smiling Notes

      February 26, 2016

      Thanks a lot! Do give it a try.. it is really simple 🙂

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    lorigreer

    February 26, 2016

    Hi, I am always on the lookout for something nutritious that I can eat on the go…this sounds perfect. Thanks!

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      Smiling Notes

      February 26, 2016

      Hi there, so happy you stopped by! This is indeed a lovely and healthy recipe… I’m sure you will like it! Thanks a lot 😊 xoxo

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        lorigreer

        February 26, 2016

        I will make it this weekend…that’s when I cook and stock up for the next week. Take care, Lori

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    lynne hoareau

    February 26, 2016

    These sound perfect and so easy. I will just have to skip any cereal with raisins…hahaha . Hope you have a lovely, fun filled weekend 🙂 pinned 🙂

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      Smiling Notes

      February 26, 2016

      Hahaa trust me, I’m not a fan of raisins either Lynne 😋 thanks for pinning!! Have a lovely weekend my dear.

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    Lifestylebites3

    February 26, 2016

    Simple to make yet delicious

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    Sadie's Nest

    February 26, 2016

    I love this kind of food! I’m a breakfast snacker…

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    jacquelineobyikocha

    February 26, 2016

    This looks good 🙂

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    A Chat Over Coffee

    February 26, 2016

    This is a clever way to use up cereal and what a great result!
    Blessings, Leigh

    • Reply

      Smiling Notes

      February 26, 2016

      So glad you liked my post Leigh!! Have a wonderful weekend! XoXo

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    Nicole

    February 26, 2016

    These look great and pretty healthy too – pinning for later #FFBH

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    anroworld

    February 26, 2016

    Fantastic, Shamira, from the simplest you can prepare the most unique and delicious. So, who is the magician here?

    • Reply

      Smiling Notes

      February 26, 2016

      Hahaa you are really sweet Ann! I think google is the magician since it helps me with these creations 😜

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    min1980

    February 26, 2016

    Amazing! I honestly would not have thought of doing something like this which doesn’t require any baking. Will try these. #FabFridayPost

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      Smiling Notes

      February 26, 2016

      Thanks a lot for your sweet words!! I hope you like them as much as I did 😊

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    anotherfoodieblogger

    February 26, 2016

    What a win-win situation for you! I hate throwing stuff out too, but half the time can’t think of what to do with it.

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      Smiling Notes

      February 26, 2016

      I’m the same… And thankfully they turned out great!! 😊thanks for your sweet comment.

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    Alok Singhal

    February 26, 2016

    You are great at presentation too, just lip smacking!

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      Smiling Notes

      February 26, 2016

      That is such a nice compliment Alok! Although I have a lot to learn, I’m trying my best. Thanks a lot 😊

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    Love Served Daily

    February 27, 2016

    They look super yumm

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    Book Club Mom

    February 27, 2016

    Leftover/unwanted cereal is great to throw into recipes, isn’t it? These look yummy!

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    Lana-Once Upon a Spice

    February 27, 2016

    Such a wonderful simple recipe! How do you think Lucky Charms would work in this recipe?? 😉 haha! We’ll keep them healthy & avoid the sugar rush 🙂

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      Smiling Notes

      February 27, 2016

      Hahaha lucky charms would work great right?! Lol 😜😜 thanks Lana!

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    speedyrabbit

    February 27, 2016

    oooh yummy!xx Rachel

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    reimerandruby

    February 27, 2016

    Wow! sounds like a great idea! Looks really delicious and very easy to make too! Thanks for sharing! #FabFridayPost

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      Smiling Notes

      February 27, 2016

      Thanks a lot for your sweet words… and thank you for giving the opportunity to share!!

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    Freda @ Aromatic essence

    February 28, 2016

    Looks yum ! Love the transformation:) I got a box of cereals too , I didn’t like it at all, I simply melted white chocolate , added those cereals and some nuts and made bars too 🙂 I hate throwing things out too , so I think 10 times before buying anything 🙂

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    Ohhh, these sound so good. Thanks so much for sharing your #FabFridayPost

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    hilkayaker

    February 28, 2016

    Yummy! These look great and so tasty.

    Thanks for linkingup at #bloggerspotlight

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    Division Claudia

    February 28, 2016

    woow they look so yummy!!I love such easy no-bake treats, gonna try this whit date syrup (my fav) hehe 😉 Sending you much love <3

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      Smiling Notes

      February 28, 2016

      Ooh date syrup sounds so interesting Claudia!! Maybe next time I can try it with that 😋 thanks a lot!!

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    Elena (@Spanish_mummy)

    February 28, 2016

    This looks amazing, I just love anything with Peanut butter as an ingredient. I might try it as it seems like it’s easy to make
    #FabFridayPost

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      Smiling Notes

      February 28, 2016

      So glad you liked it Elena.. I love anything with peanut butter too 😉 thanks a lot!

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    Lynz Real Cooking

    February 28, 2016

    Beautiful, healthy and delicious! a perfect snack that sounds yummy

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      Smiling Notes

      February 28, 2016

      Indeed Lynn! Thanks a lot 😊😘

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        Lynz Real Cooking

        February 28, 2016

        Yumm I love treats like this, you don’t feel so guilty making them or eating them.My kids would really love them.I also think the coconut garnish would add a really great flavor and texture. I have to try this, so simple and yumm

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    Sakthi

    February 28, 2016

    Crunchy!!!

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    Chitra Jagadish

    February 29, 2016

    Wow I love no – bake recipes and this looks fabulous…

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      Smiling Notes

      February 29, 2016

      No bake recipes are my fav too Chitra! Thanks a lot 😊

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    Jamie

    February 29, 2016

    Easy to make and look like they taste great…my favorite!! Thank you for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty

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      Smiling Notes

      February 29, 2016

      So happy you liked it Jamie! Thanks a lot for giving the opportunity to share 😊

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    My Kitchen Area

    February 29, 2016

    wow.. love it !! Gonna make a try

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    Opinionated Man

    February 29, 2016

    I’ll take an order to go please. 🙂

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    Sharon Beauty Prime

    February 29, 2016

    Good idea! Easy to make and I’m going to try this recipe. Peanut butter is my favorite bread spread.

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      Smiling Notes

      March 1, 2016

      Thanks Sharon!! It is a really easy and fun recipe 😃

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    Lissette

    March 1, 2016

    This would make a great snack for my son too! Thanks for sharing with us at the Friday Funday blog Hop! <3

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      Smiling Notes

      March 1, 2016

      Thanks you for checking out my post and for hosting the Friday funday blog hop!! 😊

  • Reply

    apuginthekitchen

    March 1, 2016

    A wonderful healthfully decadent snack. Love it, thank you for bringing these to Fiesta Friday,

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    Kimberlee

    March 1, 2016

    Thanks for the recipe – I have been making my own granola and protein bars lately. Look forward to trying these – plan to use some bran flakes to give them added fiber. Pinned.

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      Smiling Notes

      March 1, 2016

      Thanks a lot Kimberlee for your sweet comment as well as for pinning! So glad you liked it 🙂

  • Reply

    Parul Singhal

    March 1, 2016

    Simply bhi or tasty bhi

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    Deb

    March 1, 2016

    Thanks for sharing, what a smart idea and so easy!! Yum, can’t wait to try this. 🙂

    • Reply

      Smiling Notes

      March 1, 2016

      Glad you liked it Deb! It is indeed an easy and fun recipe 😊

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    Mmmmmm – they sound good. I’ll need to stock up on peanut butter when I next go to the UK as you can only get very small jars here in France that are fiendishly expensive! #FabFridayPost

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    Sandhya Ramakrishnan

    March 2, 2016

    I am so excited about this recipe. Having two boys who often go on a ‘new cereal trying’ phase, I end up having few that they don’t like. This can be a lovely snack for them.

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      Smiling Notes

      March 2, 2016

      Thanks a ton! I’m sure they will like this version 😉

  • Reply

    These cereal bars look super tasty! I love that you used raisian bran as a base for the bars! YUM!

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      Smiling Notes

      March 2, 2016

      They indeed turned out really delicious! Thanks a lot!! XoXo

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    bhumi

    March 3, 2016

    I loved this concept of no baking…perfect recipe…

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      Smiling Notes

      March 3, 2016

      Thanks a lot Bhumi!! It is a real easy and fun recipe 😊

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    frenchc1955

    March 3, 2016

    They look delicious.

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    This sounds delicious to me!

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      Smiling Notes

      March 4, 2016

      Thanks a ton Julie.. It is indeed delicious and fun to make 😊

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    Lily

    March 4, 2016

    What a wonderful and healthy way to start off your day -yum! Thanks for sharing and happy FF:)

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    Josette@thebrookcook

    March 6, 2016

    A homemade cereal bar is such an upgrade to a store-bought version. Healthier too! This really is a perfect snack or breakfast on the go. 🙂

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      Smiling Notes

      March 6, 2016

      Yup way healthier than the store bought version as well! Thanks a lot for checking out my post 😊 have a wonderful day!

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    Linda Arthur Tejera

    March 6, 2016

    This sounds really good. I’m certainly going to try this one! 🙂

    • Reply

      Smiling Notes

      March 6, 2016

      They are really easy and fun to make.. I’m sure you’ll like them 😊 thanks a lot!

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    laurasmess

    March 7, 2016

    The only thing I recently remember disliking was a bag of lentil chips that don’t have a lot of flavour. I’ve just re-sealed the bag and popped it into the cupboard but you’ve inspired me to try and do something with them. Maybe I can crumble them up as a crunchy topping on a salad or something (maybe mixed in with some roasted nuts… hm, I’ll have a think!). As for these cereal bars, they look great. Glad that you found a new life for your Raisin Bran that was actually yummy to eat! xx

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      Smiling Notes

      March 7, 2016

      That is a great idea for using those lentil chip Laura..!! I think they will give a nice crunch to the salad without you having to worry about its taste too much 😉 Glad you liked my post!! Have a wonderful day. xoxo

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    penguinsangel

    March 8, 2016

    Oh these sound so tasty! I’ll have to save them to try them soon. Thanks for sharing 🙂 #letsbefriends

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      Smiling Notes

      March 8, 2016

      Oh I’m sure you’ll love them! Thanks a lot for hosting 🙂

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    Jaime

    March 9, 2016

    Those look awesome! I admit I’m guilty of letting things go to waste if I don’t like it, but I’m working on that!

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    Lina

    March 9, 2016

    I would love to try this! Looks so yumm

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    Diana Rambles

    March 9, 2016

    Congratulations! This post is going to be featured over at Diana Rambles on Friday and has been pinned in the Featured at Diana Rambles board at Pinterest, Tweeted, and Yummed. Please grab a featured button off my button page or via the post guidelines graphic. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe!

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      Smiling Notes

      March 9, 2016

      That is so awesome Diana!! Feeling so happy right now! 💃🏻 Will grab a button right now! 😊 xoxo

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    marilyn1998

    March 10, 2016

    Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe at The Recipe Sharing Pin and Yum Party! I hope to see you next week. Pinned and Yummed.

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    Liz

    March 14, 2016

    I love this no-bake option. Very creative

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      Smiling Notes

      March 14, 2016

      Thanks a ton.. I love it coz it is no-bake too 😜 xoxo

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    Deborah Smikle-Davis

    March 14, 2016

    These hearty bites look so mouthwatering! Plus they are so convenient to grab and go! I am so delighted that you shared your healthy and delicious Healthy No-Bake Peanut Butter Cereal Bars at the Healthy Happy Green Natural Party! I’m Pinning and sharing this!

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      Smiling Notes

      March 14, 2016

      Thanks a lot Deborah for your sweet comment and for pinning! I’m so glad you liked them.. they are so easy to make and delicious 🙂 xoxo

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    Miz Helen

    March 16, 2016

    Oh my goodness, sure wish I had one of these right now! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again soon!
    Miz Helen

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      Smiling Notes

      March 16, 2016

      Thanks a lot! So happy to share at Full Plate Thursday! 🙂

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    Fallon Graham

    March 20, 2016

    I am so glad you were able to reuse the cereal! You should try out for chopped. 🙂 Those bars look delicious!

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      Smiling Notes

      March 20, 2016

      Thanks a lot Fallon.. I was very happy that I could reuse them 😀

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    Gary

    March 28, 2016

    Shoot, came here to have a look at your blog…now I’ve ended up hungry looking at these and followed you to make sure I can get the ingredients next shopping trip!!!

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      Smiling Notes

      March 28, 2016

      Hahaa that is such a nice compliment 🙂 Thanks a lot for checking out my blog. Heading over to yours now 🙂

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        Gary

        March 28, 2016

        No no…seriously annoyed lol… I’m really hungry now 😜

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          Smiling Notes

          March 28, 2016

          Oops I’m really sorry 😀

          • Gary

            March 28, 2016

            They better be good as I’m going to try them next weekend 😁

          • Smiling Notes

            March 28, 2016

            Oh I’m sure you will love them! 😀

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    susieshy45

    March 31, 2016

    Lovely idea. I was wondering if you had some recipes for
    1. Barley
    2. Millet flour

    I have a lot of these in my cupboards.
    Susie

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      Smiling Notes

      March 31, 2016

      Thanks! Unfortunately I don’t have any unique recipe when it comes to these ingredients right now but will definitely let you know if in case I come across something tasty 😊

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    A Chat Over Coffee

    April 27, 2016

    Any kind of no-bake dessert is wonderful in my (cook) book, but having something reasonably healthy is the best! Thanks for sharing at the Healthy Living Link Party!
    Blessings, Leigh

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      Smiling Notes

      April 27, 2016

      Yup no bake are my favorite type of recipes 😊👍🏼 Thanks a lot!

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