Peanut butter cheerio bars have always been a favorite of mine, but with the no nutritional value of corn syrup something had to be done to make these treats at least a little bit healthier so I don't feel quite so guilty when eating an entire pan! With a few simple substitutions and additions I've made these bars at least a 'tad' bit better for you.
The addition of the honey gives the bars some antioxidant power, the nuts add additional protein, fiber and vitamins. All in all, these bars are not too nutritionally void! Heck, if you really try-you could even talk yourself into believing these bars are healthy! (I'm pretty good at convincing myself!)
-1/2 cup sugar
-1/2 cup honey
-1 cup peanut butter
-6 cups cheerios
-1/2 cup peanuts
Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray
Melt honey and sugar in microwave for 2-3 minutes-until sugar is dissolved
Add peanut butter and stir to melt
Add cheerios and peanuts
Press into pan and allow to cool completely (about 2 hours) and cut!
This recipe makes about 20 bars