These Pumpkin Spice Cheerios Breakfast Bars are so easy to make and are perfect for busy mornings or on-the-go snacks. You can make a batch in minutes for the whole family to enjoy.
September officially kicks off "pumpkin everything" season, and my friends at General Mills sent me the new limited edition Pumpkin Spice Cheerios. They're made from real pumpkin puree and a delicious blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. The blend is great on its own, but it's magical and when paired with peanut butter, honey, and a little extra cinnamon.
Pumpkin Spice Cheerios Breakfast Bars
I've made the Peanut Butter Breakfast Bites from Six Sisters' Stuff in the past and love the way they taste, so I used that recipe as the inspiration for this one. Instead of bites, I wanted to make bars that would be a bit more portable and sturdy for my toddlers and I changed a few other things as well. Instead of Peanut Butter Whole Grain or regular Cheerios, I used the Pumpkin Spice Cheerios to shake things up. I also used Creamy Honey Roasted Peanut Butter in lieu of regular, crunchy peanut butter because I just love the way it tastes.
The best part of this whole recipe is that there's no baking required! You simply melt the peanut butter and that's the extent of cooking required.
Pumpkin Spice Cheerios Breakfast Bars Recipe
- 5 cups of Pumpkin Spice Cheerios can use a different flavor
- 1 cup of Honey Roasted Creamy Peanut Butter
- ½ cup of honey
- ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
Microwave peanut butter for 20-25 seconds.
Combine peanut butter, Cheerios, honey and cinnamon in a large bowl.
Pour mixture into a 9x9 greased glass dish.
Refrigerate for a few hours, or pop into the freezer for an hour.
Cut into bars are serve.
Once your bars are chilled, you can cut them into any size or shape you'd like. I simply made square and rectangular bars so they could be easily handled by my little ones.
Even my husband gave these Cheerios breakfast bars rave reviews. He's not a big breakfast eater, but he had a few the morning I whipped these up.
They're so easy to make that I have a feeling we'll be making them pretty often. I also plan to experiment with other flavors of Cheerios. I think this recipe would also be great with Multi-Grain Dark Chocolate Cheerios and Cheerios Protein Oats and Honey.
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