My mom made these while I was growing up, and now I make them for my family. Always a favorite at Christmas parties too! Easy to make. Recommend to keep squares in fridge right up until serving.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
1 9x13-inch casserole dish
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine oat cereal, corn flake cereal, and peanuts together in a large bowl.

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  • Mix brown sugar, corn syrup, and butter together in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter and vanilla extract until smooth. Pour peanut butter mixture over cereal mixture; stir to coat. Press coated cereal mixture into a 9x13-inch casserole dish. Refrigerate until set, at least 1 hour. Cut into squares.

Nutrition Facts

219 calories; protein 4.2g 8% DV; carbohydrates 27g 9% DV; fat 11.8g 18% DV; cholesterol 12.2mg 4% DV; sodium 131.2mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2013
Only problem I had with these is it says bring to a boil. I went with a to long of a boil I guess cause they came out harder then chewy. These was still good an I barely had time to steal a couple for the picture. The only thing was I wish it had more coating and was chewy. Next time I plan on doubling the sauce an not cooking it as long make them a bit chewier. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 3
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Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2013
Only problem I had with these is it says bring to a boil. I went with a to long of a boil I guess cause they came out harder then chewy. These was still good an I barely had time to steal a couple for the picture. The only thing was I wish it had more coating and was chewy. Next time I plan on doubling the sauce an not cooking it as long make them a bit chewier. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2013
These are so good. My teenage boys tore them up. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2013
Perfect! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2014
I made these to use up some cereal and my family loved these bars! Even my granddaughter who hates peanuts has requested an encore. Thanks for sharing!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2015
Sooo easy! You can put just about any nut, dried fruit, chocolate chip combination you want in it. First time I followed recipe to a tee... delicious. Second time, I put a large bag of trail mix in... again, delicious. Now I've gotten to where I put whatever strikes my fancy (or whatever I've got on hand) in there... not one complaint yet! Next time I think I'll try miniature marshmallows, pecans and chocolate chips... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2014
So good and so easy. You really can personalize this quite a bit - add chocolate chips or pretzels or use almonds instead of peanuts or other nuts - really good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2020
Wow! There is room to try other cereals, granolas, chocolate chips, trail mix. I got it to simmer and then removed. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2013
Great alternative to store bought bars. I added 5 cups of cereal each and cashews not peanuts.(the first time I made them they were a little rich) Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2016
These are a favourite in our house. My kids don't eat much cereal so I always use it for making these squares. I add an extra cup of combined nuts sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds to them. They are delicious and so much better than regular granola bars from the store. Read More
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