Honey Peanut Butter Rice Krispy treats

One of our favorite easy lunches is a peanut butter and honey sandwich.  The combination of peanut butter and honey is so good, with sweet, chewy, and packed with protein.  When we heard that the A-Z Cooking With Kids recipe for this week was H is for Honey, we knew that we had to go with our favorite sweet/salty combination!  These Rice Crispy (or is it Krispy? Krispie?) Cereal Treats are made with honey and peanut butter and NO marshmallows or butter.  These crunchy and chewy cereal bars will satisfy your sweet tooth while staying on the healthier side!
Honey Peanut Butter rice krispy treats recipe. This is great for cooking with kids!

To make these cereal bars, skip the marshmallow and grease.  You’ll need just a few ingredients:  Affiliate links are included in this post for your convenience. 
1/2 cup honey
(But if you are able to grab up some local honey, go for that option!) 
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
–This is my FAVORITE brand.
4 cups Rice Krispies cereal (or any toasted rice cereal would work)

Cooking with Kids: Honey Rice Krispy Cereal Treats

Mix together: 1/2 cup honey and 1/2 cup peanut butter.  Pour these together in a saucepan.  Heat on the stovetop and continue stirring until the mixture begins to boil.  

Remove from heat and pour over 4 cups of Rice Krispies cereal.  Mix together until the cereal is coated with the peanut butter/honey mixture.  

Line a 9×9 inch casserole dish with parchment paper.  We have used wax paper in a pinch.  Pour the cereal into the casserole dish.

Use another piece of parchment paper to firmly press down the cereal.  You will want to press down pretty hard so that the cereal bars are not crumbly.  My kids LOVED this job.  Pressing down on the cereal bars allowed them to get a little pre-nap time sillies out 😉

Honey (No marshmallow) rice krispy treats recipe
Allow the cereal treats to harden for several hours.  Pop them right out onto a cutting board in one big piece.  Using the parchment paper made this so easy.  Use a sharp knife to cut the rice crispy cereal treat squares.
Honey and Peanut Butter Rice Krispy Treats recipe
We have been enjoying these honey peanut butter rice crispy bars allllll day.  And then they were gone! 

See what the other bloggers in the A-Z Cooking With Kids series made with honey:
Honey Mustard Dressing from Mum in the Mad House
Honey Granola from Rainy Day Mum
Fried Ice Cream Sundaes from Still Playing School
Homemade Honey Caramel Sauce from Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails
The rest of our cooking with kids A-Z recipes can be seen here: