Made with peanut butter, honey and multi-grain cheerios, these delicious bars are easy to make. They are a sweet snack but also contain fibers and other healthy nutrients. They require no baking and you can even keep them frozen for use in the future.
Add the peanut butter and honey to a large microwavable bowl. Stir gently to mix ingredients together just a bit. Microwave for 1 minute.Remove from microwave and stir well. Return to microwave again and heat an additional 30-45 seconds - we want the mix to be very warm and incorporated but not scorched. Add additional 10 second intervals with stirring in between if needed.
Add vanilla extract to the mixture and stir.
Pour about half the Cheerios into to the warm mixture - sprinkle the semi-sweet chocolate chips across the top. Gently stir until coated.
Add the remainder of the Cheerios and stir gently with a large spoon until all the cereal is coated .
Pour the ingredients into 10"x 10" (or similar) pan or baking dish that has been lined with parchment paper. Use a spatula to press down firmly.
Place in the freeze for 1 hour. This allows the Peanut Butter cheerios to set and makes cutting the bars easier.After an hour, remove from freezer and lift the mix from the pan using the parchment paper. Now cut into bars and enjoy.
Notes:*the recipe works best when the humidity is low - high humidity can cause snacks to remain sticky - if this happens you can throw them in the frig or freezer to firm up.*when measuring peanut butter or honey - spraying the measuring cup with cooking spray first makes measuring much easier.*number of servings in recipe will depend on how large your cut bars end up being.