This is a go-to recipe in many Plain households. It resembles other no-bake recipes that use crispy rice cereal, except the peanut butter makes the bars a bit looser and more crumbly—and adds some protein! This will be a hit with peanut butter lovers!
1 cup peanut butter
2 cups marshmallow cream
1 stick butter or margarine
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup dry roasted peanuts
4 cups Cheerios or other toasted oat ring cereal
Melt the peanut butter, marshmallow crème, butter, and brown sugar, stirring until well blended. Stir in the cereal and peanuts. Press into a greased/sprayed 9” x 13” pan. Cool and cut into squares.
Kitchen Hint: You can melt the sauce either on the stove or in the microwave. I don’t recommend freezing these bars (the cereal will get soggy)—not that you’ll have many left over!