Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Peanut Butter Cheerios Bars



I had seen a picture in a magazine for a peanut butter Cheerios cereal bar and it looked like a good idea. I started looking at the ingredients and I decided maybe it wasn't such a great recipe. The bars contained quite a bit of corn syrup. After a little more research I decided to try the recipe with honey instead. I am very pleased with the results. Enjoy!

Peanut Butter Cheerios Bars

Ingredients
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
3 cups Cheerios
2 tablespoons flax seed (optional)
Mini M&M's (optional)

Preparation
  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat combine honey and sugar. Stir constantly until mixture boils and sugar dissolves, approximately three to four minutes. Remove from heat.
  2. Blend the peanut butter into the honey mixture, stir in the flax seed.
  3. In a large bowl combine the peanut butter mixture with the cheerios.
  4. Press mixture into a well greased 9x9 pan. Top with M&M's.
  5. Cool completely. Remove from pan and cut into bars.


Special thanks to the Homesteading Housewife Blog and the Crepes of Wrath Blog for information on using honey instead of corn syrup!