Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

Do you need an quick and easy snack or dessert recipe with just a few ingredients to whip up in a snap?  Well, here’s a recipe you’ll want to add to your heavy bake recipe rotation. 

This Peanut Butter Crunch Cereal Bar recipe makes a yummy, homemade snack or dessert with just 5 simple ingredients. 

They feature a tasty combo of Peanut Butter Crunch Cereal, peanut butter and chocolate chips.  

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Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

Cereal infused desserts and dessert bars

I recently watched Netflix’s Chef’s Table episode that featured Christina Tosi, chef, founder and owner of Milk Bar.  I was excited and inspired by how she used classic breakfast cereal in the making of her Cereal Milk, Cereal Milk Soft Serve Ice Cream and Cornflake Chocolate Chip Marshmellow Cookie.

Milk Bar Cereal Milk Soft Serve Ice Cream
cornflake chocolate chip marshmallow cookie milk bar mix

Now back to our regularly scheduled recipe

In fact, I was so inspired I began to imagine ways I could incorporate my love for baking desserts and my love for cold cereal. So many cereal infused dessert ideas baked in my brain.

I decided to start simple by using my proven Chocolate Chip Crunch Bar recipe and substituting Peanut Butter Crunch Cereal for the graham crackers.

I was CEREALously amazed at how tasty they turned out.

Thinking I might be slightly biased I had my taste test friends sample a few.  They thought they were more even more delicious.  A wonderful melody of the cereal, peanut butter and chocolate chips.

I’m so thankful my first fusion was a delightfully sweet endeavor (if it wasn’t this post wouldn’t exist).  There are a million cereal bar recipes on Pinterest.  That I realize, but I feel so accomplished merging 3 of my favorite guilty pleasures, peanut butter, chocolate chips and Peanut Butter Crunch (with which I’ve had a life long love affair).

Please continue to follow the Infusion Journey as I wander down the path of infusing cold cereal into desserts.  Up next, pound cake.

Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

For this recipe you will need

  • Condensed Milk
  • Peanut Butter
  • Peanut Butter Crunch Cereal
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Baking Powder
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Let’s get ready to crumble

To crush or crumble the cereal:

  • Crush it on high for 7 to 10 seconds in a food processor.
  • Put cereal in a gallon Ziploc bag and seal.  Get the air out.  Crush by rolling a rolling pin over cereal.  If you don’t have a rolling pin, you can use a mug to roll over the cereal.
Crush Cereal, Cookies or Graham Crackers

Not all the pieces will be crushed finely and that’s ok.

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Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

Delicious snack or dessert bars made with Peanut Butter Crunch Cereal. Quick and easy to make and perfect for kids or the whole family.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Quick, with few ingredients, for a crowd, simple, chocolate, recipes from scratch, fast, bars, peanut butter, for a group, no eggs, immpressive, homemade fun, best, yummy, tasty
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Cooling Time 15 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 16 squares
Calories 220kcal
Cost $3.75


  • 8×8 pan
  • Medium to large mixing bowl


  • 2 cups Peanut Butter Crunch Cereal Crumbs About 4 – 5 cups uncrushed
  • 1 cup Chocolate Chips
  • 1 14 oz can Condensed Milk
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 2-3 Tbsp Peanut Butter Depends on how peanut buttery you like it.


  • In medium to large mixing bowl combine Peanut Butter Crunch Cereal crumbs and condensed milk. Combine thoroughly.
  • Fully incorporate peanut butter in mixture.
  • Add baking powder.
  • Add chocolate chips and mix in well.
  • Spread into a greased 8×8 inch pan.
  • Bake at 350° for 30 to 35 minutes.
  • Remove and let cool or not.


The mixture is sticky.  Make sure all ingredients are well incorporated.


Calories: 220kcal

Helpful tools for this recipe

Food Processor

8×8 Baking Pan

Mixing Bowl

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