Recipe By leeka
Rating
Published Mar 5th
Prep 10m Cook 5m Additional 30m Ready In 45m
Servings 24 bars Calories 259.4

These no-bake bars make a yummy snack that the entire family will love! If desired, you can substitute other nut butter for the peanut butter and other nuts and seeds for the sunflower seeds.

Recipe Ingredients

  • cooking spray
  • 3 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 3 cups toasted oat cereal rings (such as Cheerios®)
  • 1 ½ cups raw unsalted sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup raisins
  • ¾ cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup honey
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. 2 Mix crispy rice cereal, oat cereal rings, sunflower seeds, raisins, and chocolate chips together in a large bowl.
  3. 3 Stir honey and brown sugar in a saucepan, place over high heat, and bring to a boil. Stir and boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter and vanilla extract until smooth and well blended.
  4. 4 Pour the hot peanut butter mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until all dry ingredients are moistened.
  5. 5 Press the mixture into the prepared baking dish to make an even layer.
  6. 6 Let cool and cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 259.4
  • Carbohydrate 34.9 g
  • Fat 12.7 g
  • Fiber 2.3 g
  • Protein 6.5 g
  • Saturated Fat 3.2 g
  • Sodium 153.5 mg
  • Sugar 25.3 g

Reviews

  1. Good but fell apart. I could tell when I mixed it up that it wasn’t going to hold. I did skip the sunflower seeds and increased the proportions of the Cheerios, raisins and chocolate chips.
  2. I made 2 small changes: I used dried cranberries instead of the raisins and I used multi grain Cheerios for the cereal. These bars are wonderful. They are easy to make and are great for lunch boxes. Thank you for sharing the recipe:)
  3. WOW! My family LOVED these bars. I made with chopped almonds as opposed to sunflower seeds. Truthfully you can put anything in these bars and they are just delicious. This recipe is a keeper!
  4. I added coconut and nutella in place of half of the peanut butter.
  5. You saved my sanity! My four year old grand-daughter was driving me insane -- we found this recipe and made it. Easy to make and tasted great. Thank you!
  6. This recipe is awesome! I cut back on a few things to make room for other stuff and they turned out great. For example I substituted some of the rice cereal with oats and Shreddies some sunflower seeds for poppy and sesame seeds and raisins for craisins. I pressed the mixture into the pan quite - Read more ...
  7. Easy to make and taste great. Pressed them into the pan to help them hold together better. Possibly cut back a 1/2 cup of cereal next time to help them hold better!
  8. These bars don't hold together when they are cut - can anyone suggest what might have gone wrong?
  9. I made one substitution--I used chopped peanuts in place of the sunflower seeds only because that was what I had on hand. The chocolate chips I used were mini and the peanut butter I used was Extra Crunchy Jif. I followed the directions exact they were simple and right on point. These turned out great - Read more ...
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