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No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Cereal Bars

No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Cereal Bars {15 Minute Recipe}

No bake cereal bar treats featuring an iconic flavor combination of peanut butter and chocolate are a sure hit. Either gluten-free or regular cereal may be used to accommodate dietary needs.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 30 2-1/2 inch by 1-1/2 bars or 51 1-1/2 inch by 1-1/2 inch bars
Calories 135kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • ¼ cup Unsalted Butter , cut roughly into ¼ tablespoon pieces
  • 1 16-ounce package large Marshmallows (the equivalent volume of mini marshmallows may be substituted)
  • 10 cups Peanut Butter ball cereal such as Captain Crunch Peanut Butter Cereal; I used Enviro Kids Panda Puffs which are gluten-free
  • 1 ½ cups Semi-Sweet Mini Chocolate Chips
  • 2 ounces Semi-Sweet Chocolate (may be chips) to melt for the top drizzle


  • Butter or spray with non-stick spray an 13-inch by 9-inch baking dish. Set aside.
  • In a large glass mixing bowl, combine the marshmallows and butter. Melt in the microwave for 2-4 minutes on high. Check part way through and stir to combine with a silicon mixing spoon sprayed with cooking spray (keeps the marshmallows from sticking to the spoon).
  • In a second mixing bowl or container large enough to hold the cereal, combine the cereal and mini chocolate chips. Toss to mix together.
  • Pour the melted marshmallow mixture into the cereal and stir quickly (again with a silicon mixing spoon sprayed with non-stick spray) to fully combine. Spoon into the prepared baking dish and press down with the spoon.
  • Place the 2 ounces of chocolate into a small glass mixing bowl and heat in the microwave for 1 ½ minutes on 50% Power. Stir, and repeat for 1 ½ minute at 50% power until fully melted (or if almost melted at 1 ½ minutes, decrease the time for the second phase after stirring).
  • Using a dining spoon, hold a spoonful of the melted chocolate over the cereal bars and gently shake the spoon from side to side while moving it over the bars to make a light drizzle. Repeat until the bars are covered to your liking. Allow the chocolate drizzle to cool and harden before cutting (note: if made in warm temperatures, the pan may be refrigerated to hasten the chocolate hardening).
  • Cut into 2-inch by 1-inch bars.


Calories: 135kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 81mg | Potassium: 153mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 385IU | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 4.5mg