Peanut Butter Cereal Bars

So…I have a bit of a problem.

Sometimes, I’m lazy.  Like, really lazy.


I walk into the kitchen because I’m hungry and when I open every cabinet and find nothing that is ‘ready to eat’, I retreat back to where I came from because I just don’t want to make anything.

I set my alarm much earlier than I need to because I want to wake up, get ready for work without rushing and grab a nice breakfast at home, but then I hit snooze and find myself rushing around and barely making it out the door on time.  Sans breakfast.

(Don’t worry.  I still eat breakfast.  Just a couple of hours later than I would like.  When I’m completely ravenous.)

I am home alone at night a lot because of my police officer’s crazy schedule and, while I always want to make myself a gourmet dinner, the thought of eating it alone depresses me and I just pour myself a bowl of cereal.


Um…I’m not really sure where I’m going with all of the lazy facts about myself, but let’s sum up what we have learned so far…

1.  I like things that are ‘ready to eat’
2.  I need quick breakfasts because I am always rushing out the door
3.  I love cereal.


Thankfully, I made cereal bars that take care of all three of those most important facts that I just imparted to all of you.  I know.  I’m just full of deep thoughts and infinite wisdom today.

Eh, sometimes you have those days when all that is necessary is something delicious.  No thoughts, no worries…just deliciousness.


Peanut Butter Cereal Bars


1-1/2 cups Corn Flakes

1 cup Multi-Grain Cheerios

1 cup quick oats

1/3 cup honey

1/3 cup packed brown sugar

3 tablespoons peanut butter


In a large bowl, combine Corn Flakes, Cheerios, and oats.*

In a small saucepan, combine the honey, brown sugar, and peanut butter.  Cook and stir until the brown sugar and peanut butter is melted and the mixture is smooth.

Pour over cereal mixture and gently stir to coat evenly.

Transfer mixture to an 8-inch square dish coated in cooking spray and gently press down with a rubber spatula or your hands.  Cool and cut into bars.

Store in the refrigerator.

*Feel free to use any type of cereal you want.  I have used regular Cheerios, Wheaties, and Special K!




Okay, so I have a way to eat cereal that requires no work and is great to grab on the go.

I seem to be solving my life problems…one little step at a time.

Do you make time for breakfast at home or are you a ‘grab and go’ person?
What kind of snacks do you keep in your house that are quick to grab?


20 Responses to Peanut Butter Cereal Bars

  1. lindsay says:

    i think these are great! i’d use them as snacks too. I often just juice in the morning and then carry snacks for later. like these!

  2. Danielle says:

    Yum! These look so good, and easy to make! They’re right up my “grab-n-go” alley :)

  3. wow that sounds like me!!!

    ideally I would love to get up early and relax a bit to get in the right mindset for the day. instead I hit snooze and I end up with just enough time to shower, make a somewhat decent breakfast, pack lunch, grab coffee and run out the door.

    oddly enough I can do this all in 50 mins. one of the perks of being a guy.

    those breakfast bars look awesome btw.

    • Kelly says:

      I am always just making it out the door with not an extra minute to spare! I’m never late for anything, but it’s a mad rush everywhere I go!

  4. OH wow, love this!!
    I am a grab and go on workdays, though sometimes i take time to actually make stuff. but love love love this idea!

  5. Oh, I’m soso happy you posted this! I’ve been looking for quick breakfast bars to make for Will because he’s always too lazy to make breakfast himself! Pinning this :D Thanks Kelly!

  6. Lisa says:

    Yum! These sound so fun. I love having breakfast bars or meals that I can just grab on the go, especially if I have something early in the morning to get to. Otherwise I stick with my pancakes or oats

  7. lexi says:

    That’s such a creative snack/breakfast! I’d probably be much lazier and buy the bars ready made ;P But it’s cool that you know your breakfast bars are healthy!

  8. that is such a great idea! Great share!

  9. Mac says:

    Love this idea! And my boyfriend might actually eat breakfast this way lol

  10. Kierston says:

    Those PB bars look yummers!

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