This easy-bake chocolate Peanut Butter Chex Bars use substances like Chex cereal, pretzel bits, creamy peanut butter, and melted chocolate to create scrumptious crunchy bars that make the proper candy deal with to your weekly meal prep or as an amazing make-ahead snack for events, street journeys, hikes, and every part in between.

A stack of three layered peanut butter bars with a chocolate topping and crushed nuts on parchment paper.

Bear in mind these Kellogg cereal bars we used to eat once we have been youngsters? Effectively, these cereal treats are a grown-up, chocolate-y model that can carry again all of the nostalgia. And the crunched up pretzels on the highest actually take these to the subsequent stage 😏😏😏 Ever since we examined these, we’ve made positive to maintain a batch available within the studio freezer. They’re an ideal deal with with afternoon espresso.

To make this Chex bar recipe, simply put together your cinnamon-honey peanut butter combination over the range. Then combine within the Chex cereal and press it right into a baking pan. Prime with melted chocolate and pretzel items earlier than chilling within the fridge for a few hours. YUM.

Peanut Butter Honey Chex Bars – What You’ll Want 

  • All-natural drippy peanut butter: Peanut butter provides these bars their deliciously nutty taste. Use all-natural, unsweetened peanut butter for the very best outcomes.
  • Honey: Honey is what binds the cereal combination collectively and provides a contact of sweetness.
  • Coconut oil: We used coconut oil in each the peanut butter combination and to soften the chocolate chips. It helps give the bars a smoother texture and provides wholesome fat.
  • Cinnamon: A bit of little bit of floor cinnamon provides a heat and comfy taste to those bars.
  • Rice Chex: These crispy rice cereal squares are the bottom of this recipe, making these bars crunchy. satisfying, and the very best factor to snack on!
  • Semisweet chocolate chips: We put a wealthy chocolate layer over these Chex bars to make them further decadent.
  • Pretzel items: The pretzels add a salty crunch and a few number of texture. Don’t skip ’em!
Chocolate sauce being poured onto a tray of baked dessert bars.

Tasty Swaps + Additions

Create one thing new and scrumptious each time you make these Chex bars by swapping or including any of the next substances:

Rice Chex: We used rice Chex, however any kind of Chex can be utilized, similar to corn Chex, Chocolate Chex, or wheat Chex.

Chocolate chips: Swap the semi-sweet chocolate chips with white chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips, or peanut butter chips. 

Toppings: Be happy to high the combination with different substances together with the pretzels. Different cereal items would style nice, or make it further decadent with mini marshmallows or chopped nuts. How enjoyable!

A pile of cereal bars on a white plate.A pile of cereal bars on a white plate.

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A tray of chocolate-covered toffee topped with pretzels.A tray of chocolate-covered toffee topped with pretzels.

Batter too thick?

In step #2, if the peanut butter, honey, and coconut oil combination isn’t scaling down, add one other tablespoon of coconut oil. 

Do I’ve to refrigerate these bars?

Enable these Chex bars to sit down within the fridge lengthy sufficient to set. In the event you’re in a time crunch, you may also set them within the freezer 😄

PS: Be certain you press combination firmly sufficient into the underside of the pan, or else the Chex could not stick collectively. 

A tray of chocolate-covered toffee sprinkled with pretzel pieces on a kitchen counter, accompanied by a cloth and a spatula.A tray of chocolate-covered toffee sprinkled with pretzel pieces on a kitchen counter, accompanied by a cloth and a spatula.

Tips on how to Retailer Peanut Butter Chex Bars

To retailer these peanut butter Chex bars, place them in an hermetic container and maintain them within the fridge for as much as 5 days.

How can we retailer them? — within the freezer!

You may as well freeze these bars for longer storage. Simply permit them to set earlier than slicing and storing in a freezer-safe bag. They are going to keep contemporary for as much as 3 months

When able to take pleasure in, allow them to thaw within the fridge earlier than serving.

Chocolate-covered toffee bars topped with pretzel pieces on parchment paper, cut into rectangles, with a knife resting to the side.Chocolate-covered toffee bars topped with pretzel pieces on parchment paper, cut into rectangles, with a knife resting to the side.

Pictures: images taken on this publish are by Erin from The Picket Skillet.