No Bake Cereal Bars

No Bake Cereal Bars

Satisfy your sweet tooth with gluten free, 4-ingredient, NO BAKE cereal bars with Cheerios and Rice Krispies! I love adding plain Cheerios to the mix to make these treats more filling and satisfying, but you can switch the recipe up with any kind of cereal you like. And, I switched things up from most traditional cereal bars recipes by using sticky brown rice syrup and almond butter to make these no bake cereal bars without marshmallows. Plus, the simple swap makes these goodies a bit cleaner and totally vegan!

If desired, you could use honey or maple syrup as your sticky sweetener instead. But, brown rice syrup is stickiest, so I find that it works best to hold these no bake cereal bars together. Perfectly sweet-and-savory, deliciously crispy, and a great on-the-go snack!


  • 1/2 cup almond butter (or peanut butter)
  • 1/2 cup brown rice syrup (or honey/maple syrup)
  • 1 cup plain cheerios cereal
  • 1 cup rice krispies cereal
  • Procedure

  • To a large mixing bowl, add cereal and mix to combine.
  • In a saucepan over medium heat, melt almond butter and brown rice syrup until integrated. Pour cereal into pan and mix well to coat completely.
  • Transfer to a baking dish (I used 6×8-inch) lined with foil or parchment. Refrigerate 45 minutes-1 hour to firm.
  • Slice into bars, serve, and enjoy!
  • Yields 10 no bake cereal bars.
  • 2g fiber | 10g sugars
  • Nutritional Info

    Serving: 1 cereal bar
    10 servings
    Calories: 156

    • 22g Carbs

    • 7g Fat

    • 3g Protein

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