Massachusetts WIC Program

This recipe was provided by Massachusetts WIC and adapted from Chop Chop Magazine.


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Sweet Cinnamon O’s Bars

Use up extra cereal and make your own O’s bars. With both peanut butter and honey, they make a quick and tasty homemade breakfast or snack.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Course: Snacks & Desserts
Servings: 12 servings


  • 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 cups whole grain cereal ex Cheerios


  • Line an 8 x 8 inch pan with plastic wrap, parchment paper, or wax paper so the edges are hanging well over the side of the pan.
  • In a medium saucepan, combine the peanut butter, honey and cinnamon over medium heat. Stir frequently using a wooden spoon until the mixture begins to bubble (2-3 minutes). Remove from heat.
  • Mix in the Cheerios, stir lightly until well combined.
  • Pour the mixture into an 8 x 8 inch pan, spreading out using the wooden spoon.
  • Wrap the extra edges of plastic wrap over the top of the mixture, pressing down lightly until it sticks.
  • Chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours before serving.
  • Keeps in the fridge for 5 days.


Tips & Suggestions
  • Offer as a snack, breakfast, or sweet treat
  • Try other cereals such as Multigrain Cheerios, Rice Krispies, or Quaker Oatmeal Squares
  • Double this recipe and use a 9 x 13 inch pan instead
  • Try adding in dried cranberries, coconut flakes, or thinly sliced banana as a topping on the bars
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