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Peanut Butter Cheerios Treats

The aisles of the market can be the most inspiring. When I saw these Peanut Butter Cheerios on the shelf I knew they would make the perfect riff on the ol’ rice krispies treat.

Crunchy, sticky sweet cereal bound together with marshmallows is given even more love with an added touch of even more peanut butter and a sprinkle of chocolate chips these cereal treats became a decadent snack that you can’t stop eating!

Peanut Butter Cheerios Treats

Peanut Butter Cheerios Treats
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Peanut Butter Cheerios Treats


6 cups Peanut Butter Cheerios
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
1/3 cup smooth peanut butter
10 ounces (approx. 40 ) regular sized marshmallows
1 cup chocolate chips


Prep a 9×13 pan by greasing it with butter.

In a pot over medium high heat melt the butter and peanut butter. Add in the marshmallows until you get a nice gooey mess.

Turn the heat off and add the Peanut Butter Cheerios and stir to combine making sure all of the cereal gets coated.

Press into the prepped pan and while the cereal is still warm, sprinkle the chocolate chips on top so they melt slightly.

Let cool and cut into squares. These taste best if served the same day.

Peanut Butter Cheerios Treats prep

36 Responses to “Peanut Butter Cheerios Treats”

  1. neo says:

    Love Cheerio treats. Think I like them better then the krispies version.

  2. Jessica Kwon says:

    Am I the only one who thinks that these kind of look like a slice of baked macaroni and cheese?

  3. Mary says:

    These are amazing! A little sticky but nice and quick easy and fun! So yummy! Worth trying!

  4. Ramona says:

    I made these with Better n’ Peanutbutter and cut back a bit on the chocolate chips to make the cookies lower in fat and they were devine!

  5. It sounds weird… but mixing 1/2 c of nonfat dry milk and 1/4 c of Tang into the batter before stirring in the cereal gives it a really nice taste. My MIL has been making these for years and they disappear in seconds!

  6. Libby Gill says:

    Have loved all I’ve seen in this site, thank you to all who share, Libby

  7. Meggon says:

    For some reason I had to double the peanut butter, butter and marshmallows to get the 6 cups of cheerios to get coated which meant I had to transfer it all into a new pan. Not to mention, You don’t list what kind of marshmallows either. As I am looking at the pot, I see you used the big marshmallows? I got the small ones cause it wasn’t specified. And My mix doesn’t look no where near like your’s..

  8. jean says:

    are they large or small marshmallows? they look like the small ones to me.

  9. justJENN says:

    @jean @meggon They are the regular size marshmallows, they just look small because that is at the melting stage.

  10. Melanie says:

    I would think that if they were anything other than the original (regular) size marshmallows, the recipe would have stated “mini-marshmallows” or “jumbo marshmallows.”

  11. MIchelle Angel says:

    These look so good! They look way better than just regular rice crispies! With peanut butter and cheerios they will have protien and grains that are more healthy for the kids and they will llike the sweet mashmellows and chocolate. That is an awesome idea….thanks for sharing! :)

  12. Amanda D. says:

    Made these tonight and they turned out GREAT, super easy. And whole grain to boot–love it! Thanks for the recipe :)

  13. Meggon says:

    Thanks for verify – Then for some reason the mix did not work well with the six cups of peanut butter cheerios. I ended up doubling the mix. Not sure what I did wrong but I’ll try it with less cheerios and add little by little. Thanks again..

    Even though the final product didn’t turn out like it should, my girls and myself still ate it.. lol

  14. Anica says:

    Quick and simple!! I love any type of cereal bar, especially cheerios!! I only had white chocolate chips in the cupboard, so I used them instead of the regular, and they taste awesome!!

  15. abimakes says:

    theres are fab thanks for the receipe :) i couldnt find peanut cheerios here in the uk so i used normal ones but they still turned out great, pictures here http://abimakes.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/cheerio-treats.html

  16. Marcia says:

    We just made them for a Friday night family treat. Can’t wait to try them. Thanks for the idea

  17. Found my way to your page from pinterest. Me and my sweetie just made a batch. We used the mini marshmallows and it worked great. Super easy! They look amazing! Thanks so much! : )

  18. Heather says:

    I used a bag of mini marshmellows, chocolate cheerios and butterscotch chips, turned out great!!!

  19. Stephanie says:

    I just made these and they turned out fabulous! I had a lots of plain Cheerios left over so I just used those. I also used a bag of mini marshmallows and they worked out fine. I did use about 3 Tbsp. of butter just to make sure they would get nicely coated and wouldn’t stick. Thanks so much for the recipe, my 3 year old devoured them :)

  20. Barbara says:

    gonna send these to my son in college….he will love them!!

  21. Cassidy says:

    I followed this exactly but I was only able to use 4 cups of cheerios with the mix, and it says to cook at medium to high but mine started to burn a little even at medium so I would recommend low to medium heat, at least that’s how it was for me!

  22. Pam says:

    I made these today and I too had a problem with not enough butter/marshmellows/peanut butter to coat 6 cups of cheerios. It was messy trying to melt the marshmellows ontop of the stove and had to really watch it as to not burn/scortch it. After adding more butter and marshmellows and finally getting it all mixed up and pressed in the dish, it was a disappointment…they really didn’t have a very strong peanut butter taste as I had expected. I won’t be making these again. I’ll stick with the rice krispie treats. Thanks anyway for sharing your recipe.

  23. Sandra says:

    Going to visit my grandchildren up north. Will make these with them for sure. Look great and sound good! Thank you for sharing. <3

  24. Claire says:

    I just made these with banana nut Cheerios…. The banana combined with the pb was out of this world. Thanks for the recipe.

  25. katie says:

    How do you think these will taste with plain cherios?

  26. Michaelene says:

    This looks yummy! Are the marshmallows necessary to make similar treats? My mom used to make butterscotch rice krispy treats without marshmallows, I think, and those were my favorite dessert(besides ice cream, of course).

  27. Ashleigh says:

    I used normal cheerios and instead of choc. chips, reeses pieces and they were amazing! :)

  28. justJENN says:

    Plain Cheerios will work just as well, it will just be slightly less peanut-buttery!

  29. Kristen says:

    Can i use marshmallow fluff instead of actual marshmallows? that’s just what i have handy so just wondering :)

  30. Lori says:

    Awesome recipe! I adjusted to 3 TBSP butter and 5 cups of PB Cheerios! They are amazing! Thank you!

  31. Alexis says:

    Great recipe! My whole family loved it! I did add 2 Tbsp more of butter, but i think i might have added more marshmallows…LOL

  32. Amy Benham says:

    These were so easy to make and tasted delicious!!

  33. Erin HP says:

    Just made these using closer to 3 T butter, all 6 cups plain Cheerios and ALMOND butter. Really good! No choc chips, because my sons would pick them out and leave the rest. I made these to celebrate the 4 year old’s first fuss-free haircut that he was awake for! A milestone (I’d have to sneak and do it while he was deeply asleep. Still will b doing that for 2 year old).

  34. Taraseeks says:

    This recipe calls for way too much Cheerios. I did a double batch of the butter, pb, and marshmallows and that still wasn’t enough for 6 cups of Cheerios. Wasted a lot of ingredients.

  35. Christine says:

    So I tryed this and not sure what happened, but I had the same problem others did, I had to double the butter, peanut butter & marshmallows mixture, & we ate them the next day & they were hard as a rock. So sorry, but thanks for the idea.

  36. Juliet says:

    Please let us PRINT these!

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