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No Bake Cereal Bars

Life is busy, for everyone, and keeping yourself and your family fed can be a challenge.  I’m not a morning person, and neither is my family, so getting a good breakfast into my kids isn’t always easy.  These No Bake Cereal Bars are one of the items I meal prep and use to get some protein into them before they start their day.

More often than not, it’s a grab and go item that is most popular with my boys, and these No Bake Cereal Bars are definitely that!   Make up a batch and wrap individually in parchment paper or sandwich wrappers.

If you are looking for something more environmentally friendly, I highly recommend these SMASHER silicon snack bags.   Reusable and easy to wash, they are worth the investment as long as they get returned.  If you’re bunch is forgetful, this might not be your best choice. Nut Butter and cereal, with a hint of maple syrup create No Bake Cereal Bars in a hurry

Why make Homemade Cereal Bars?

  • Adaptable to your families taste
  • Uses commonly found ingredients
  • Budget friendly
  • Homemade

For all these reasons, I like to make my own Cereal Bars!   The flavour combinations are quite endless, depending on what cereal you choose to use.   Then there are the add-ins, and of course many Nut Butter options.

Nut Butter options:

  • Almond Butter
  • Cashew Butter
  • WOW Butter – great for nut free facilities
  • Hazelnut Butter
  • Pecan Butter

Many of these butters are now available in grocery stores in the health or organic aisles if you aren’t seeing them near the peanut butter.  Bulk Food stores and health food stores also offer many options and offer the opportunity to purchase smaller amounts so you can test which flavors your families prefers before you invest in a large quantity.

How do I make No Bake Cereal Bars?

Honestly, it’s super simple!  If you’ve never made them before and try this recipe, you’ll be hooked.   I use a flake style cereal with some crunchy granola clusters or an assortment of bottom of the box cereals.   Great on the budget!

Combine nut butter and maple syrup until melted for No Bake cereal bars
Melt Nut Butter & Maple Syrup
No bake cereal bars with assorted nut butter options
Add crushed cereal to Nut Butter Mixture. Combine well. Press into an 8X8 baking pan and refrigerate until solid.

I like to pre-cut and wrap the No Bake Cereal Bars for REALLY easy storage.

These pre-cut parchment paper squares are perfect for this and my Sheet Pan Breakfast Sandwiches too!    Click on the image to find them on Amazon or check out my Amazon Influencer Store Front for this and many more great Meal Prep Must Haves!

If you’re like me and always on the look out for other easy, fast, tasty Breakfast options for during the busy school and work week.  I’d highly recommend you try these delicious Make Ahead Breakfast Sandwiches.   I use a sheet pan to make the prep SUPER quick and easy!

No bake cereal bars with assorted nut butter options

No-Bake Cereal Bars

Three ingredients and 5 minutes is all you need to make these delicious No Bake Breakfast Bars
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Comfort Food
Servings 12 bars


  • cups  dry cereal crushed
  • 1/3  cup  nut butter
  • 1/3  cup  maple syrup


  • In a medium saucepan, heat the nut butter over medium heat for about 5 minutes, until it’s soft
  • Pour in the maple syrup and stir until combined
  • In a large mixing bowl, fold the cereal crumbs into the nut butter mixture
  • Pour the cereal mix into a greased 8×8 baking dish and press it down until flattened
  • Place the pan in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, until it’s chilled and firm
  • Remove the pan from the refrigerator and cut into bars


Prep Time: 15 minutes
Chilling Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 12 bars
Keyword Breakfast Bars, Cereal Bars
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By on September 12th, 2019
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