If we had our way, we would smother peanut butter over everything. Forget peanut butter toast — that’s for amateurs. We’re all about peanut butter cookies, peanut butter ice cream, peanut butter cereal, and the list goes on.
(For the record, if you haven’t tried a grilled PB&J before, you haven’t lived yet. It beats grilled cheese any day of the week.)
Our favorite food will always be a bowl of cereal, but peanut butter is a close second. So, to give a little nod to our two first loves — peanut butter and cereal — we’re sharing 10 of our favorite peanut butter cereal recipes.
10 Peanut Butter Cereal Treats That Are (Sorta) Healthy
Confession: We’re low-key health nuts. Sure, we like to indulge in bowls of chocolate cereal and low-sugar desserts every now and again, but each of these “treats” is secretly kind of healthy, which is exactly what you’ll find on this list — 10 decadent yet not bad-for-you treats made with peanut butter and cereal.Get ready to dig in.
1. Peanut Butter Stuffed Keto Cereal Cookies
If you're craving a gooey, crunchy, delectable peanut butter treat, you may want to stop scrolling. Like right now.
This melt-in-your-mouth treat is as sweet as your favorite candy bar, but without a speck of sugar in sight. A gluten-free cookie made from almond flour and sweetened with Swerve is stuffed with no-sugar-added creamy peanut butter.
Sprinkle with keto milk chocolate chips and Cereal School Peanut Butter Cereal, and you have a chocolatey, peanut buttery treat will make your mouth sing.
2. Sugar Chocolate Almond Butter Bars
Image: Well By Mel
To all those sugary, glucose-spiking cereal bars out there, do you mind moving over a tad? Give us a little space, because these chocolate almond butter bars are more our speed. (OK, so technically they use almond butter, but you could just as easily swap it out for peanut butter.)
Yes, they look like delectable peanut butter brownies on the outside, but on the inside, you'll find… not much. These delicious bites contain just four ingredients — cocoa powder, almond butter, coconut oil, and monk fruit sweetener. Layer your ingredients together, then freeze until you can slice them into squares.
3. Keto Peanut Butter Cereal Scotcheroos
Did you ever have scotcheroos as a kid? You know, Rice Krispie cereal, sugar-added peanut butter, and a horrifying amount of corn syrup? Yeah, these peanut butter scotcheroos share almost nothing in common with your former-favorite childhood treat except for the name.
These healthy dessert bars are low-carb and keto-friendly — and made with your new favorite breakfast cereal. Simply combine half-cup peanut butter with Peanut Butter Cereal School, top with melted chocolate, and serve.
4. No-Bake Keto Cookies
Image: Sweet as Honey
Raise your hand if you’ve heard of chocolate oaties — no one? Well, allow us to give you the 101 on these treats: Made with peanut butter, chocolate, oatmeal, and enough sugar to make your heart spike (or sink, depending on how you look at it), these cookies are probably best left alone.
Luckily, this no-bake cookie recipe recreated them into a much healthier, low-carb version. Quick oats are swapped out for sliced almonds, almond butter pinch hits for peanut butter, and the sugar packs its bags and completely leaves the premises.
Overall, you're looking at a delicious treat with less than one gram of sugar per serving.
5. Peanut Butter Crunch Chocolate Cups
Image: A Saucy Kitchen
These chocolate peanut butter cups are a chocolate-lovers-only treat. Made with just four ingredients, you'll start by melting chocolate and peanut butter together over the stovetop, then pouring into a muffin tin (be sure to spray with cooking spray, so they don’t stick).
To complete your treats, add a small amount of rice puff cereal over the mixture before adding a final layer of chocolate on top.
To dial down the sugar, swap out the coconut sugar for granulated Swerve or another low-carb sweetener.
6. Sugar-Free, Low-Carb, Keto, No-Bake Cookies
Image: Food Faith Fitness
Looking for an on-the-go breakfast option? Forget the bowls of cereal — breakfast needs to be something that can be easily tossed in a purse and eaten on the run. (It’s why we packaged our cereal in portable bags.)
Unfortunately, it seems that plenty of sugary products disguised as "healthy" protein breakfast bars are everyone's first pick. This keto-friendly cookie recipe hopes to change all that. Made with almond butter, monk fruit, almond flour, and coconut flakes, these no-bake cookies are a healthy snack disguised as dessert (not the other way around).
7. 5-Ingredient No-Bake Cereal Bars for Kids
Image: Simply Sissom
A half-cup honey combines with puffed rice cereal, peanut butter, and whole-grain O's cereal (pro tip: substitute Cereal School Peanut Butter instead), for a quick, vegan, no-bake treat.
Spread the mixture out in a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, then cut into rectangular bars. Freeze for a total time of 20 minutes or until they firm up a bit, then enjoy.
8. Espresso, Peanut Butter, and Chocolate Low-Sugar Smoothie Bowl
Image: Bad Batch Baking
If you just started a low-carb diet, you may miss indulging in a morning bowl of cereal (unless you're munching on Cereal School, of course).
Here's a little life hack for you: Sometimes, you miss the experience of a certain food more than the food itself. So, grab a large bowl and a spoon, and whip up this peanut butter smoothie bowl instead. You'll feel like you're indulging in your favorite bowl of cereal without the crunch.
9. Easy, Low-Carb, Keto Oatmeal
Image: Wholesome Yum
Oatmeal doesn't sound quite as drool-worthy as the other desserts on this list, but trust us: It's just as sweet.
This easy keto oatmeal combines hemp seeds, flax seeds, collagen, chia, and coconut milk for a creamy, delicious breakfast treat. To transform it into a chocolate peanut butter indulgence, add a tablespoon of peanut butter, almond milk, and sugar-free dark chocolate chips.
10. Cereal School Peanut Butter
Wait, what do we have here? A bowl — beg your pardon, a bag — of peanut butter cereal that's actually good for you? Move over, General Mills, we recreated your Peanut Butter Cheerios into something we actually feel good about eating.
Packing 16 grams of protein and just a single gram of carbs into every bite, this is one breakfast you can feel good about. Cereal School is sweetened with monk fruit, so you won't feel the crash after that morning sugar spike.
A Peanut Butter Cereal That’s Good for You (Yes, It Exists)
Remember earlier when we said peanut butter and cereal are our two first loves? Well, we’d like to add a third to the mix: Treats.
We love a satisfyingly sweet indulgence. We couldn’t imagine a life without dessert, which is why we’re always hunting for secretly-healthy, yet completely delectable bites.
And you know what? It’s why we created a cereal that’s deliciously sweet, yet doesn’t spike your blood sugar, won’t weigh you down, or leave you hungry 90 minutes later.
Cereal School Peanut Butter tastes like a peanut butter cookie, yet fuels you up with 16 grams of protein, and leaves 0 grams of sugar in your system.
So, go ahead — grab a bowl and treat yourself — this is one peanut butter treat your body will thank you for.