If you’re looking for something SUPER yummy, ooey, gooey, and crunchy that’s gluten-free and easy to make you can’t go wrong with this easy no bake gluten free recipe for Peanut Butter Cheerios Bars! Yes, I said it, I’m excited to have partnered with Cheerios™ to share the wonderful news! Cheerios has gone Gluten Free so everyone can enjoy them, and we think you’re going to love our easy no bake gluten free peanut butter Cheerios bars too!
No-Bake Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cheerios Cereal Bars
You’ll need the following:
- 4-5 Cups Gluten-Free MultiGrain Cheerios™
- 1 Cup All Natural Gluten-Free Sugar
- 1 Cup Corn Syrup or honey (gluten-free)
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla
- 1 Cup Gluten Free Peanut Butter
- 1 Cup Dried Gluten-Free Dried Fruit (optional)
Let’s make these yummy gluten free peanut butter cheerios bars:
- Place Cheerios in a large mixing bowl and set them aside for later.
- In a medium saucepan combine syrup or honey and sugar and bring to a boil. Allow to a boil for 1 minute. All sugar should be dissolved. Be sure to stir continuously to avoid burning.
- Remove the pan from heat and add vanilla and peanut butter while it’s still hot. Stir to melt the peanut butter.
- Pour peanut butter mixture over Cheerios and stir until the Cheerios are completely covered.
- Spread into a large 9×13 pan or large Tupperware container and pack down using a spatula. Allow to cool for 1 to 2 hours.
TIP: You can easily measure honey and other sticky products by coating your measuring cup with cooking spray before pouring.
Okay, so back to the whole Gluten-Free Cheerios! Did you know there are FIVE different kinds of Cheerios cereal that is now Gluten-Free, and they look and taste the same as normal Cheerios? Thanks to Phil Zietlow who’s been a General Mills engineer for more than 50 years customers can get several different kinds of Gluten-Free Cheerios such as, Yellow Box Cheerios™, Honey Nut Cheerios™, MultiGrain Cheerios™, Apple Cinnamon Cheerios™ and Frosted Cheerios™.
Mr. Zietlow discovered his daughter-in-law, Joyce was diagnosed with Celiac disease, and he set off on a mission for almost 6 years to make Gluten-Free Cheerios and I think it’s safe to say he did an awesome job, and there are going to be tons of thankful individuals out there.
Did you know that about 1 percent of the population is Celiac and as much as 30 percent of the population is currently avoiding gluten? This is why it was so important for General Mills to remove gluten from Cheerios. Everyone should be able to enjoy a bowl of Cheerios or use them to make their favorite breakfast bar, it’s just the way it should be, right!
Thankfully General Mills only wants what matters in Cheerios, so they removed the stray rye, barley, and wheat and is now bringing their customers a more pure version of Cheerios. They achieved their goal of removing gluten from Cheerios by changing the way they stored ingredient, not the ingredients themselves with the exception of the MultiGrain Cheerios™, which was reformulated to include sorghum and millet rather than wheat and barley.
Now everyone can enjoy Cheerios. So when my nephew is at the house on the weekend and before school he can enjoy a bowl of cereal or a peanut butter Cheerios cereal bar with the kids. It’s not only easier for me but helps him feel like he is just like all the other kids and can enjoy eating the same great foods as them.
You’ll find Gluten-Free Cheerios starting to appear in stores now, but they will be almost fully available in September. You’ll know the Gluten-Free Cheerios by looking for the Gluten-Free seal on the packaging.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gluten-Free Cheerios.