Peanut Butter Breakfast Bites

Mornings get so crazy around here, I don’t have time to make a good breakfast, or anything at all! Then I came across these Peanut Butter Breakfast Bites and had to try them. They are so easy to make and taste amazing! They taste so good they could be a dessert. I always make a batch of these on Sunday, then just eat them for breakfast or snacks throughout the week. Sometimes they are even my dessert… they are delicious!

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Serves: 20

Peanut Butter Breakfast Bites

10 minPrep Time

2 minCook Time

12 minTotal Time

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  • 5-6 cups Peanut Butter Whole Grain Cheerios (can also use plain Cheerios)
  • 1 cup crunchy natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. In a medium large bowl, pour the Peanut Butter Whole Grain Cheerios into the bowl.
  2. In a different medium size bowl, measure and scrape out the crunchy peanut butter and microwave for 40 seconds.
  3. Take out, stir, and add the 1/2 cup honey and microwave for another 30 seconds.
  4. Add the vanilla, and mix in until well-combined.
  5. Pour the peanut butter mixture over the Peanut Butter Cheerios and mix together well with a spoon until all the cereal pieces are coated.
  6. Spoon out bite sized spoonfuls and place on a sheet of greased aluminum foil.
  7. Let the bites sit and solidify for about 3 hours.

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39 Responses to “Peanut Butter Breakfast Bites”

  1. These look like one of our children's favorite desserts, Cheerio Bars. It is made with cheerios, peanut butter and marshmallows. I'm thinking they will enjoy this one since it is so close. Will these firm up so you can pick them up without getting all messy?
  2. I made these last night and followed the recipe exactly. I was hoping these would be a quick grab and go breakfast. I could not get them to firm up enough to pick them up. I was making them and a friend asked for the recipe. Maybe she can see if hers firm up enough to pick them up. If not, I'm wondering if it can be the difference in humidity?
    • Could be differences in your microwaves. In order for the sugar to reach the point of candied, which is what makes it set up in haystacks as well, the mixture needs to reach a hot enough temperature. Try again but mix your peanut butter and honey in a saucepan and bring it to a simmer or light boil while constantly stirring. (I'm a home ec teacher <3)
      • i had trouble as well. i will definitely try the saucepan method next time. Also, could it be that the type of PB you use matters? i ran out of natural, so i used half natural and half "regular" crunchy PB. I looked at other similar recipes, and a lot of them use almost a 1:1 ratio of PB:honey, and almost half the cheerios. i will keep trying.
      • Ours are cooling now. I used regular creamy peanut butter. I melted it in the microwave. It was already melted when I added the honey and so I did not microwave it again. If ours doesn't set up, I wonder if this is where I may have gone wrong. I should have ran the microwave again to heat up the honey. After reading your comment, I wonder if others have done the same as me.
  3. I was reading the recipe and it didn't seem like they would stay firm and not be messy. I like the idea of adding other ingredients, though a little at a time at the end. And maybe scoop into bakers mini muffin paper cups. I also wonder why mixing the honey and peanut butter would cause it to solidify. There was no response to that issue
  4. Melissa
    I just made these but with rice crispies as it was all I had on hand. My kids loved making them and love the finished product. Ours set in less than an hour just sitting on the counter, not falling apart or messy at all! Thanks for the idea.
    • You will be fine using regular peanut butter in place of the natural peanut butter. I was just reading over all of the comments on this recipe. I'm hoping that using regular peanut butter will help hold yours together well. It looks like some people had problems and others did not. Ours have always turned out. Best of luck. They are so delicious.

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