Homemade no bake granola bars remind me of childhood!

Throwback to the old Big G cereals

Big G cereals (General Mills) are doing a throwback to the earlier years. 5 of their cereals have designed their boxes to appear they are from the 80’s and 90’s. Just looking at them brought back so many memories. Check out their limited edition boxes and grab some for your family to eat for breakfast. You can find these at your local Target. Relive your youth and talk about things you did back in the day! 

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My kids love to eat cereal for breakfast. We usually hold off on the sugary ones for eating on the weekend. My kids love cheerios and were happily chomping away on these for breakfast this morning. I’m making cheerios bars for them for snack this afternoon. Check out my recipe and pictures below. There’s nothing better than peanut butter, oats, cheerios and chocolate chips! No high fructose corn syrup in my no bake cheerios granola bars either.

No Bake Cheerios Granola Bars

no bake granola bars recipe

No Bake Cheerios Granola Bars
Serves 5
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Prep Time
12 min
Cook Time
7 min
Total Time
19 min
Prep Time
12 min
Cook Time
7 min
Total Time
19 min
  1. 1/2 c honey
  2. 1/2 c brown sugar
  3. 1/2 c peanut butter
  4. 1/2 c peanuts
  5. 2 c cheerios (I used a mix of honey nut and plain)
  6. 2 c rolled oats
  7. 1/4 c chocolate chips
  1. In a large pan cook brown sugar and honey until boiling. Stir in peanut butter and remove from heat. Add cereal, oats and peanuts and stir well. Spray 9x13 pan and pour into pan and then press down (I used saran wrap to press down). Add chocolate chips to the top and press them in. Let cool and then cut into 12 bars. Eat and enjoy.
  1. My family fought over these bars. This will be your go to recipe for granola bars!
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no bake granola bars recipe

You can find these cereals with the retro boxes at Target. There are also some Big G coupons for you to print out for the cereals. These cereals that we all know and love have been around since as early as 1945. 

Disclosure: The information and free cereal have been provided by General Mills through Platefull Co-Op.

31 Replies to “Homemade no bake granola bars remind me of childhood!”

  1. I’m a sucker for the throwback look. There’s just something nice about that glimpse back into your youth. We’ll be picking up ours if we see one. Prolly the Lucky Charms. 🙂

  2. I love that they are coming out with the old look. I love all of these and currently have Reese’s puffs in the pantry right now. The no bake granola looks super delish too. I need to try that. I’m a sucker for no back anything. haha

    1. Me too! I love no bake. So I was like gotta try no bake granola bars these are by far better than any I’ve made in the oven.

  3. They make some of our very favorite cereals! I’ll definitely have to try the bars – they sound awesome! 🙂

  4. Now I want some Peanut Butter Puffs. I am going to make these granola bars. I don’t have a kitchen right now but I have a side burner on my outdoor grill and I can make them on that. This recipe will come in handy until I get my oven back.

  5. I love the Cheerios box. And I totally have to try the bars recipe asap. I think I (and my two-year-old) would love them.

  6. Those Cheerios granola bars look really good. Going to have to try those, my daughter loves Cheerios!

  7. I love products that go retro, it reminds me of my childhood! I love cereal – Cheerios are still my fav.

  8. I love that I don’t have to turn the oven on for this. I would like to make these.

  9. These cereals bring back so many memories! My sister and I couldn’t wait to wake up on Saturday mornings to eat our cereal and watch cartoons.

  10. I love the retro boxes! Takes me back to my childhood where I would always look forward to Saturday morning cartoons and a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch!

  11. I have been on a granola kick and would try to make this. It looks delicious!

  12. Your no bake Cheerios granola bars look simple and yummy! I like the packaging of these cereals, and while it’s not the same as my childhood, I still feel a bit nostalgic when I’m pouring a bowl of Lucky Charms!

  13. I remember cinnamon toast crunch xD i don’t think i could eat it now though. this looks like a good snackie to make though. gonna have to try it.

  14. Thanks for sharing this on the Pintastic Pinteresting Party. The treats look yummy. I like that it is pretty much a no-cook recipe. Thanks again for sharing.

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