No-Bake Peanut Butter Cereal Bars {Gluten-Free}

Good morning, friends!

I have a seriously delicious post-workout snack for you, especially if you like peanut butter!


You guys know that eating the right foods after a workout can speed your recovery and boost your energy for your next one, right? Well, peanut butter is a great choice as part of a nutritious, post-workout meal or snack. These No-Bake Peanut Butter Cereal Bars combine peanut butter with oats, Rice Chex cereal, and honey for a semi-sweet snack that you’ll thoroughly enjoy after (or before!) your next workout!

gluten-free no-bake peanut butter cereal bars


  • 1/2 cup smooth natural peanut butter (I used Teddie)
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 cup Rice Chex cereal
  • 1/4 cup honey <— works with maple syrup too!
  • 1/2 cup shelled peanuts
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

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  1. Combine ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. (It’s totally okay to break up the cereal while mixing!)
  2. Line a small pan with parchment paper and then use a spatula to spread out the mixture inside.
  3. Pop the pan in the freezer for 45-60 minutes.
  4. Remove pan from freezer and lift out parchment paper.
  5. On a cutting board, trim sides and cut into bars.
  6. Enjoy immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

gluten-free no-bake peanut butter bars

Makes 4-6 bars, depending on how you cut them

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Question of the Day

Peanut butter or almond butter?


  1. These sound great and I’m definitely going to try them with maple syrup! My husband makes his own so we have a TON of it so I’m always looking for ways to use it (best problem to have!)

  2. Teddy peanut butter must be an east coast thing? I’m tempted to order it just because you love it so much! I could totally use gluten free chex mix for my hubby, curious to know if you think adding a bit of protein powder would be good? Happy Tuesday!

  3. I’m more of a peanut butter person but I love all types of nut butter. These bars look great. I’m always looking for more pre and post workout snack ideas and would love to try there.

  4. Mmmm love this idea! I’d add a touch of cinnamon to this 🙂 Would be interesting to make it even more luxurious by using one of those fancy chocolate PBs, too… can’t wait to give this recipe a try!

  5. Putting these on my agenda for this afternoon, as a post “clean the whole darn house” treat! I feel totally alone in this, but I don’t really care for almond butter. It’s okay, but I prefer peanut butter by a thousand miles!

  6. Yummy! I will be trying this recipe! I just started the 21 Day Fix, and I’m looking for new recipes to fit into my plan.

  7. I love peanut butter – but not a big fan of peanuts. What would you reccomend subbing for the peanuts or could I just leave them out all together?

  8. When I saw this post, I knew I had to make it right away. Love that it’s healthy, and I knew my kids would approve!! My 2 year old twins were eating straight from the bowl! Soooo good!

  9. Hi Tina. Long time reader and granola bar making novice. I tried making these and they didn’t stick together as well as yours did. Do you have suggestions for getting no-bake granola bars to stick together? Thanks!

      1. I probably didn’t press down hard enough. I’m going to make another batch this week and try that. They were still so tasty though! I added raisins to mine too! Thanks for all your recipes. I love them!

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