If you are looking for a tasty treat and don’t want to turn on the oven, fire up the microwave and make this cookie bar. We used multi-grain peanut butter oat cereal O’s, but You can probably use most any of the flavors. Was a hit at our house, hope you like them
No-Bake Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
These no-bake cereal bars are just as indulgent as a cookie and perfect for a snack.
Updated Jul 21, 2014
- 4 cups Chocolate Cheerios™ cereal
- 1 cup old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats
- 1/2 cup creamy cookie butter or cookie spread
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips (if you use a different flavor cereal you might put in chips to compliment that taste)
Line bottom and sides of 8-inch square pan with foil or parchment paper. Spray foil with cooking spray. In large bowl, mix cereal and oats; set aside.
In large microwavable bowl, microwave cookie butter, honey and brown sugar uncovered on High 2 to 3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until mixture is boiling and slightly thickened.
Pour over cereal mixture in bowl; stir until evenly coated. Gently stir in chocolate chips. Using buttered back of spoon, press mixture very firmly in pan. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until firm enough to cut.
For bars, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows. Store covered at room temperature up to 1 week.
Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens
Cookie butter is very much akin to peanut butter–similar consistency and color. The rich gingerbread flavor actually comes from the so-called “Speculoos cookie,” a crunchy Belgian cookie that has a hint of caramel.
180 Calories, 5g Total Fat, 1g Protein, 30g Total Carbohydrate, 20g Sugars
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