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5 from 3 votes

Holiday No Bake Cereal Bars Recipe

Make these easy Holiday No Bake Cereal Bars for kids! With peanut butter and chocolate this is such an easy recipe to make with crispy rice cereal and corn syrup. These cereal treats are no bake and dressed up with holiday sprinkles.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Setting time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 25 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 bars
Calories: 277kcal
Author: Dorothy Kern
Cost: $8



  • 6 cups crispy rice cereal
  • ¾ cup holiday sprinkles
  • 1 cup Karo® Light Corn Syrup
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1 ½ cups chocolate chips
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup holiday sprinkles


  • Line a 9x13-inch pan with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Gather all ingredients; this recipe goes fast and you don’t want to stop to measure.
  • Mix cereal and 3/4 cup sprinkles in a large mixing bowl.
  • Bring corn syrup and sugar to a boil in a medium saucepan. Remove from heat; stir in peanut butter and vanilla.
  • Pour syrup mixture over cereal and sprinkles. Stir to coat evenly. Be careful, it’s hot! Pat mixture into pan.
  • Mix topping ingredients together in microwave-safe bowl; microwave on high in 30 second increments, stirring between each, until melted and smooth. Spread over cereal mixture. Top with remaining sprinkles. Cool (or chill) 1 hour to set. Cut into bars.



Note: it’s best to use brand name quality jimmies or quins for the sprinkles. Nonpareils and cheaper sprinkles will melt into the hot mixture.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 277kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 91mg | Potassium: 110mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg