No-Bake Cereal Bars on granite with logo overlay

No-Bake Cereal Bars from Crumbs

Use the crumbs from the bottom of the cereal box, combined with two simple ingredients, to make homemade cereal bars.

Who else hates all the crumbs at the bottom of a bag of cereal? I don’t like eating it, but at the same time, I feel bad throwing it away and wasting good food. So, I decided to save all the crumbs until I had enough to make some cereal bars with it.

Whenever we would get to the bottom of the cereal, I poured that into a container to save while we opened a new box. After a few weeks, I saved up enough crumbs. We go through a lot of cereal since we each have a bowl for breakfast almost every morning.

The best part about these cereal bars is how easy they are to make. There are only 3 ingredients, and they are a great recipe to have the kids help with.

Ryan wanted to pour the cereal, so we did it over a pan to help contain the spills.

We made two batches, one with almond butter and one with peanut butter. I don’t like peanut butter, but the boys said they were delicious. I really liked the cereal bars with almond butter.

The cereal bars were great for a variety of uses. Of course, they were good for breakfast, and with the nut butter, they are full of protein which is a wonderful way to start the day. You could also eat the cereal bars could as snacks, and I sent them in the boy’s lunch boxes a couple of days.

Step by Step

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. I found keeping these in the refrigerator worked best so they stay together.

Recipe

No-Bake Cereal Bars on granite

No-Bake Cereal Bars

Use the crumbs from the bottom of the cereal box, combined with two simple ingredients, to make homemade cereal bars.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Chilling Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cereal, maple syrup, no bake, peanut butter
Servings: 12 bars
5 from 1 vote

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • 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
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Nutrition Facts
No-Bake Cereal Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 bar)
Calories 88 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 41mg2%
Potassium 110mg3%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 165IU3%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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23 thoughts on “No-Bake Cereal Bars from Crumbs”

  1. I’m going to be adding these to my recipes. They look so good and great for summer since you don’t even need an oven. Thanks for sharing!

  2. This is a genius idea Stephanie! We don’t eat much cereal at home, but I’ll definitely be passing this to my sister, she’s been complaining about the same thing!

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