Peanut Butter and Jelly Cereal Bars with just five ingredients are the easiest no-bake school lunch snack your kids will LOVE!
Peanut Butter and Jelly Cereal Bars are a huge hit around here. We make an entire pan of them and send them with the kids to their preschool as a once a month snack/treat. This post is part of a series of sponsored posts thanks to Peanut Butter & Co. who makes all natural peanut butter that is The Bees Knees! <– Yes, I’m corny, that is the name of the flavor I used. Ha!
Each month I experiment with new mix-ins (listed below) but these strawberry jelly candies are always the most popular ones! And they couldn’t be easier to make. Since they’re so easy to make I actually make these WITH the kids. Want to include your kids in making these Peanut Butter and Jelly Cereal Bars? Give them plastic knives and let them cut the gummies. Let them measure the cups of cereal (the measurement doesn’t need to be exact).
We absolutely love handheld snacks because of the quick cleanup and because we get to skip the “Mommmmmy I dropped my forrrrrk!!!” conversation.
Want more fun mix ins for these Peanut Butter and Jelly Cereal Bars?
- Mix up the flavor of peanut butter you’re using in the recipe? Peanut Butter & Co. makes 11 flavors of peanut butter including my two favorites, White Chocolate Wonderful and Cinnamon Raisin Swirl.
- Chocolate Chips! With added chocolate chips these bars taste like your favorite candy bars!
- Caramel Chips, chocolate, pecans for turtle cereal bars.
- Marshmallows for fluffernutter cereal bars.
- Marshmallows, chocolate chips and graham cracker pieces for peanut butter s’mores versions.
Plus you can use this amazing Peanut Butter & Co. peanut butter in our other peanut butter treats including:
Peanut Butter and Jelly Cereal Bars
- 1 cup honey
- 1 cup Peanut Butter & Co. The Bees Knees Peanut Butter
- 5 1/2 cups Cheerios
- 6 ounces chopped strawberry jellies quartered
Mix the honey and peanut butter in a bowl and microwave for 1 minute covered in a bowl with a wet paper towel.
Whisk it together until fully combined then add it to the cereal.
Stir the cereal to coat completely.
Grease an 8x8 baking pan and add the first third of the batter then sprinkle on a few quartered jellies.
Repeat twice more.
Let chill in the refrigerator for a couple of hours before serving.