These Honey Nut Cheerio Balls are a delicious and flavorful spin on the classic popcorn ball! These peanut butter Cheerio treats are easy to make and kids will love them as a snack or in their lunchbox!
Honey Nut Cheerios Balls
Growing up I loved Honey Nut Cheerios — it was one of my favorite cereals! Even with all the crazy sugar laden options with chocolate and marshmallows and cookies, I still went for Honey Nut Cheerios!
If you are a fan of Honey Nut Cheerios cereal like me, you are going to love these Honey Nut Cheerio Balls!
They are just like little popcorn balls, but using Honey Nut Cheerios instead! Actually, they are kind od like Cheerio rice krispie treats!
The best part is that you only need four ingredients to whip up this really easy snack or breakfast idea. SO easy!
These Cheerio peanut butter balls are crispy, crunchy, sweet, and just an amazing mix of flavors from marshmallows and peanut butter. And of course that sweet honey!
Kids will love them for an after school snack or a sweet treat tucked into their school lunch! And they can help make them too!
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What You Need to Make Cheerio Balls
Only four simple ingredients needed!
- 1 cup marshmallows
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup honey
- 5 cups Honey Nut Cheerios
Kitchen Supplies Needed:
How to Make Honey Nut Cheerio Balls
Prepare a large cookie sheet with non-stick spray or a non-stick silicone baking mat and set aside.
Place marshmallows, peanut butter and honey in a saucepan. Heat this mixture on medium-high, stirring constantly.
When the marshmallows completely melt, remove from heat and stir in the Cheerios.
TIP: If the pan is too small for everything together, place mixture in a large mixing bowl and add Cheerios.
Stir until Cheerios are completely coated.
Portion out mixture and roll into balls. Place on on your prepared sheet, then move the cookie sheet to the fridge. Allow Cheerio balls to chill for at least an hour before serving.
Can You Make These into Cheerio Squares Instead?
Absolutely! We rolled our Cheerio treats into balls because they’re easy for little kids to handle and eat. It also makes them do-able for kids to help make! (No knives or cutting required!)
However, you can also press this Cheerio mixture into an oblong baking pan lined with parchment paper. Chill in the fridge for 1-2 hours, then you can cut them into squares and pop them out easily using the parchment paper.
Can You Use Almond Butter Instead of Peanut Butter?
If peanut butter is a no-go, you can easily adjust this recipe for different dietary needs. Almond butter, cashew butter, and even sun butter could work here.
More of our favorite easy kids snack recipes:
- Homemade Gummy Bears with Jello
- Under the Sea Fruit Snacks
- Homemade Fruit Roll Ups
- Healthy Green Juice Gummies
- Strawberry Ladybugs
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Honey Nut Cheerio Balls - Easy Peanut Butter Cheerio Treats
- 1 Cup Marshmallows
- 1/2 Cup Peanut Butter
- 1/2 Cup Honey
- 5 Cups Honey Nut Cheerios
- Grease a large cookie sheet or cake pan and set aside.
- Place marshmallows, peanut butter, and honey in a saucepan and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly.
- When the marshmallows are completely melted, remove pan from heat and stir in the Cheerios until evenly coated in honey-marshmallow mixture.
- Grease a 1 cup measuring cup and portion out the mixture. Roll each cup into a ball and place on the prepared cookie sheet.
- Place sheet in the fridge and allow to set for at least an hour before serving.
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