I have a confession to make… I don’t like peanut butter. There, I said it! It’s just one of those flavours that I never really took a liking to. Once in a while the craving will hit me, sort of like the way you try ice-skating every once in a while just to remind yourself why you don’t go ice-skating in the first place. My husband however loves it! He will eat it straight out of the jar given half the chance and since we’ve lived in Hong Kong we have basically been keeping the Skippy manufacturer afloat (you’re welcome Hormel!).
Love is cooking with peanut butter
Notwithstanding my indifference to this treat, my husband loves it and I love him, so when I set out to make a few no-bake bites I was determined to make a peanut-buttery one. Lo and behold, this one turned out to be my favourite and also the favourite of many of my friends who tried my range of bites. Although it does contain added sugar, it is still more wholesome than most store bought snacks. Also, they are meant to be a treat so eat one or two but I promise I won’t tell of you eat them all in one go! They are that good!
Make them ahead
These bites are super easy to make and require no baking so they can be made in a jiffy! They last in an air-tight container for around a week so they are good to keep around the house! Feel free to use any cereal that you like as long as it’s super crunchy! Not convinced? Try these bars for something different.
Peanut butter cereal bites (No-bake)
Deliciously crunchy peanut butter and cereal balls ideal for a snack or treat!
- 2 cups corn flakes
- 1 ½ cup rice krispies
- ½ cup peanuts salted
- 1 cup peanut butter
- ½ cup honey
- ¼ cup brown sugar
In a mixing bowl mix the corn flakes, rice krispies and peanuts.
In a medium sized pot add the honey and sugar and melt over a low heat until it turns runny. Remove from the heat and stir in the peanut butter. The mixture should still be a little runny but should have cooled down a little.
Pour the peanut butter mixture over the cereal and stir to cover all the cereal.
Scoop heaps of the mixture onto a tray lined with greaseproof paper and allow to harden for an hour or so.
If you want to roll them into balls, place the mixture in the fridge for 10-15 minutes and then roll.