Peanut Butter Cereal Bar Cookies Recipe

By | December 2, 2008

Peanut Butter Cereal Snack Recipes

This is a simply delicious cereal bar recipe that can be enjoyed by children as well as adults, especially if they love chocolate and peanut butter.
6 cups special crisp rice cereals
1 ½ cup corn syrup
½ cup sugar, granulated
1 cup brown sugar
1 ½ cup peanut butter
1/3 cup peanut butter
1 pack chocolate chips, semisweet (approximately 12 ounce pack)

Cooking Peanut Butter Bars


  1. Take a large microwave safe bowl and mix both the sugars with corn syrup. Set the microwave on high and place the bowl in the microwave for 2 minutes.
  2. Rinse the spoon off with hot water. Remove the bowl from the microwave after 2 minutes and with the help of this rinsed spoon scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  3. Return the bowl back to the microwave and set it on high for more 2 minutes till the content begins to boil and bubble. Again rinse the spoon with hot water and use it to scrape the sides of the bowl.
  4. Add 1 ½ cup peanut butter to this sugar corn syrup mixture. Stir thoroughly until the peanut butter is mixed well in the sugar corn syrup mixture. Add crisp rice cereal in this mixture, stir to coat well. Pour this mixture evenly in a 13×9 inch lightly greased pan and press with the back of a greased spoon to get an even surface.
  5. In a small microwave safe bowl combine the remaining 1/3 cup of peanut butter and chocolate chips. Place the bowl in the microwave and heat on medium heat for about 2 minutes. Remove the bowl from microwave and stir. If the chocolate chips have not melted then heat for an additional 30 seconds. Stir well to get a smooth mixture. Spread this chocolate mixture over the cereal mixture and let the contents cool. Cut in to 36 different bars and serve. This recipe makes 18 servings.

Health tip:

  • To reduce the total calories of this recipe and to make this recipe diabetes friendly replace table sugar and brown sugar with other natural sweeteners or artificial sweeteners.
  • You may also make this recipe in a sauce pan over the stovetop. Combine all the ingredients in a thick bottom sauce pan and heat over medium flame. Stir constantly to prevent over boiling or burning. As the sugar dissolves and the mixture starts to bubble continue as the recipe above directs.