Protein Cereal Bars are obviously not only a great option for breakfast, but are also a perfect midday snack to keep you full and going all day long! 

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I love nothing more than a good snack. When I (or the kids) are starting to get hangry, I love having something simple, delicious and healthy to reach for to get us back on track for the day. These Protein Cereal Bars are the perfect on-the-go snack to keep us off the hangry train. 

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Protein Cereal Bars are jam packed with foods that are high in protein like peanut butter, hemp seeds, and chia seeds that will help keep you full. You can’t have Cereal Bars without your favorite brand of o’s cereal, of course, and adding just a touch of honey for sweetness is the perfect combo.

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This recipe is a great activity to do with your kids when you’re looking for something easy and fun to do with them in the kitchen. Gemma loved mixing the peanut butter and honey mixture in with the cereal and spreading them into the pan. The hardest part of this recipe is waiting to let the Cereal Bars cool before you can gobble them up! I had to swat a couple hands away  while we were waiting!

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These Protein Cereal Bars are “no-bake”, which if you know me, you know that no-bake recipes are one of my favorite kinds. It’s SO easy. If you’re looking for similar recipes that are high in protein and don’t require you turning on your oven try these: Protein BallsNo Bake Cookie Dough Balls and 5 Ingredient Cereal Bars

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Make a double batch of Protein Cereal Bars and snack on them throughout the week for breakfast or just a mid-day boost. They stay fresh covered on the counter for 3-4 days or put them in a container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks! 

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Protein Cereal Bars

4.34 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3 cups O’s cereal
  • 3 tablespoons hemp seeds
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds


  • Place peanut butter and honey in a saucepan over low heat and stir for one minute or until melted and combined. 
  • Place cereal, hemp and chia seeds in a bowl and stir to combine.
  • Pour peanut butter mixture over cereal and stir to throughly coat the cereal evenly. 
  • Pour mixture into a greased and parchment lined 8x8 inch baking dish.
  • Using a spatula press the mixture into the pan until top is smooth, flat and even.
  • Allow bars to thoroughly cool, about 15 minutes.
  • Cut into bars. 
  • *bars can be kept covered on a counter for 3-4 days or refrigerated for up to 2 weeks. 
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Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


  1. We made these today and everyone loves them. Might have added a sprinkling of chocolate chips on top! 😉 We didn’t have hemp seeds available to us at this time. What would you recommend as a replacement? More chia? Flax seeds or ground flax? Thank you for the yummy snack!

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