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No Bake Cereal Cookies

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Today we’re making No Bake Cereal Cookies that are adorable and tasty. These no bake cereal cookies without corn syrup are the perfect treat to share!

If you are looking for a fun cereal candy recipe that even inexperienced bakers can master this is the one! My cereal no bake cookies are super simple to make.

Making Air Fryer Donuts with cereal topping is another option for those of you who love combining cereal with your baked goods!

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pin showing the finished no bake cereal cookies ready to eat

No bake treats are a great dessert all year long. We love to make these whenever we need a little sweet treat that isn’t difficult to whip up.

These no bake cereal cookies are kind of like peanut butter Rice Krispie treats but in cookie form! It’s a perfectly portable snack that everyone will devour.

featured image showing the finished no bake cereal cookies ready to eat

How many cookies does this recipe make?

My recipe for no bake cereal cookies without corn syrup will make about 24 cookies. Depending on the size you might end up with more or less so it will change based on how big or small you make your cookies.

There’s nothing tricky going on here once you see how easy these cookies are to prepare you’ll be making them any time you have a craving for sweets.

a close up view of the finished no bake cereal cookies ready to eat

Are these cereal no bake cookies gluten free?

The base recipe of these no bake cereal cookies is gluten free naturally. You will have to choose your mix-in’s carefully if you are keeping away from gluten.

Things like chocolate chips, M&M’s, or nuts will be fine, use gluten free pretzels if you want to do a sweet and salty twist!

The great this is that these cereal candy treats are versatile. You can easily swap in your favorite toppings and additives to make these cookies into your favorite new dessert.

Please note that you will need to select a crisp rice cereal that is gluten free if you need them to be Celiac approved. We usually use the Great Value brand which are gluten free but you can choose whichever brand works for your own individual dietary needs.

some of the finished no bake cereal cookies ready to eat

What do I need to make no bake cereal cookies without corn syrup?

The four main ingredients of these no bake cereal cookies is peanut butter, marshmallows, crisp rice cereal, and white chocolate melting wafers.

If you want to add in some extras you can use things like m&m’s, salted nuts, chocolate chips, pretzel bits, or sprinkles. There’s not end to the possibilities.

Kitchen essentials for tasty no bake recipes:

When you head into the kitchen to make some of these great recipes you’ll want to have the best tools on hand.

Of course mixing bowls, a mixerspatula, and some whisks should be on your list if you don’t have ones that you love. I also like to have a set of cooling racks so that my recipes can properly cool before they’re scarfed down by my family!

I like these casserole dishes from Pyrex which are great for no bake recipes and for all your favorite dinners, brownies, cakes, and more.

You can’t go wrong with some good sharp knives and a cutting board. They will always come in handy in the kitchen for recipes of any kind, even desserts!

some of the finished cookies ready to eat

How to make peanut butter Rice Krispie cookies:

Let’s take a look at this easy step by step guide to making no bake cereal cookies. It’s easy and quick and the end result is perfect for sharing!

preparing to melt the chocolates

Line a countertop with parchment or wax paper. You need at least 18” of space.

melting the wafers

Melt white chocolate melting wafers and peanut butter in a double boiler.

adding in the peanut butter to melt

Stir until the white chocolate peanut butter is smooth.

adding in the marshmallows

Remove from heat.

Immediately mix in ½ of the Rice Krispie or crisp rice cereal.

Rice Krispies being added

Add the marshmallows and stir until they are incorporated.

chocolate chips being added

Now is the time to add mix-ins like chocolate chips, nuts etc.

Add the remaining cereal.

Finishing the mixing of the ingredients

Drop the mixture by the spoonful onto the parchment paper.

Allow to cool and dry for 15 to 20 minutes. 

cookies on a tray drying

Cover and store leftovers for 2 days, if they last that long!

Looking for more delicious no bake recipes?

If you like making no bake treats you’ll definleh want to try some of these other no bake cookies. There’s something great about making no bake desserts. They’re ready quickly and easily so there’s nothing stressful to worry about!

finished cookies with milk ready to eat

Printable No Bake Cereal Cookies Recipe:

Yield: 24 Cookies

No Bake Cereal Cookies

featured image showing the finished no bake cereal cookies ready to eat

Today we're making No Bake Cereal Cookies that are adorable and tasty. These no bake cereal cookies without corn syrup are the perfect treat to share!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • ½ cup of peanut butter
  • 1 cup of marshmallows
  • 2 cups of crisp rice cereal
  • 1 pound of white chocolate melting wafers

Instructions

  1. Line a countertop with parchment or wax paper. You need at least 18” of space.
  2. Melt white chocolate melting wafers and peanut butter in a double boiler.
  3. Stir until the white chocolate peanut butter is smooth.
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. Immediately mix in ½ of the rice krispie or crisp rice cereal.
  6. Add the marshmallows and stir until they are incorporated.
  7. Now is the time to add mix-ins like chocolate chips, nuts etc.
  8. Add the remaining cereal.
  9. Drop the mixture by the spoonful onto the parchment paper.
  10. Allow to cool and dry for 15 to 20 minutes.
  11. Cover and store leftovers for 2 days, if they last that long!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 155Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 61mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 0gSugar: 13gProtein: 3g

I am not a medical expert. These calculations are provided as a courtesy.

Susan

Saturday 22nd of January 2022

Can I use dark chocolate instead of white chocolate , I don't like white chocolate!?

Meagen Brosius

Friday 28th of January 2022

I've never made them that way so I can't say for sure how they'd turn out but you could definitely try it out!

Mark

Thursday 20th of January 2022

FYI - Rice Krispies are NOT gluten free. They contain malt which contains gluten. You should understand this before you market a recipe as gluten free - even though it is everyone's individual responsibility to understand what we consume.

Meagen Brosius

Thursday 20th of January 2022

We have updated the recipe to make it clear that you can use any CRISP RICE cereal that works for your own personal dietary needs and that you do NOT have to use the name brand version! Thank you for the reminder, tho I do feel there are likely more polite ways to approach the subject.

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