PB & J Squares

Make bars the easy no-bake way with "O's" cereal and PB and J!

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

6
cups Cheerios™ cereal
1/2
cup peanuts
1/2
cup raisins
1/3
cup grape jelly
1/4
cup sugar
1/4
cup light corn syrup
1/2
cup creamy peanut butter

  • 1 Spray bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. In large bowl, place cereal, peanuts and raisins; stir to mix. Set aside.
  • 2 In 2-quart saucepan, heat jelly, sugar and corn syrup over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture begins to boil. Boil 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter until mixture is smooth.
  • 3 Pour peanut butter mixture over cereal mixture in bowl; stir until cereal is evenly coated. Pour mixture into pan. With buttered back of spoon, press mixture in pan until even. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 4 With table knife, cut cereal mixture into 6 rows by 4 rows to make 24 bars. Store in loosely covered container.

Expert Tips

Have kids mix up the cereal, peanuts and raisins in the large bowl.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
120
(
Calories from Fat
40),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
4 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
80mg
80%;
Total Carbohydrate
18g
18%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
8g
8%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.