Marshmallow peanut butter cereal bars


I made the most yummy bars.

And bonus points because they were super easy and no bake!

Rich and gooey. Peanut butter and marshmallows. Yes and yes.

Seriously, you must make these this weekend.

I used corn chex cereal because I had it on hand. . but you can use any cereal – rice krispies, special K, cheerios, etc. And most of the ingredients are usually in my pantry.  ..

I think this recipe will be a go-to staple in the future. Hope you enjoy!


Marshmallow peanut butter cereal bars
(Recipe slightly adapted from Averie Cooks)

1 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
4 cups Chex cereal (I used corn, but you could use rice too)
1/2 bag mini marshmallows

1. Line an 8-inch square pan with parchment paper.
2. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine peanut butter, corn syrup, sugars, and heat for 1 minute to melt.
3. Stop and stir.
4. Return bowl to microwave and heat for 1 more minute.
5. Stir in the cereal and marshmallows.
6. Return bowl to microwave and heat for 30 more seconds.
7. Put mixture in pan and pack it down with your spatula.
8. Place in fridge for about an hour to chill.
9. Cut into squares.
10. Enjoy.




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20 Responses to Marshmallow peanut butter cereal bars

  1. Jackie

    I’m speechless. These make my mouth water!

  2. Ooh, microwave… good idea! I’ll be making these soon.
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  3. I bet these would be awesome with chocolate or vanilla Chex cereal too!!
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  4. THESE are what my life is missing! Need.
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  5. Oh my gosh, these look amazing! I love how easy it looks too….droool!
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  6. YES! These look so easy- anything with peanut butter I am willing to try 🙂
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  7. Heck yes! I bet these would be delicious with Cinnamon Toast Crunch or Cocoa Puffs <3
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  8. Mmm mmm those look delicious!!! I love cereal bars!!
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  9. I will be making these soon! They look amazing!
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  10. I love that you were able to use cereal that you already had on hand! And I agree with Hannah and Becky that these would be awesome with even more types of cereal too!! These bars kind of remind me of a mix of Scotcheroos and Rice Krispies, which is a wonderful combination 🙂
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    • KT

      You are correct – they are totally a rice krispie bar and scotcheroo (we call them special K bars) baby!!