Food & Recipes

Peanut Butter Cereal Bites Are The Best Afternoon Pick-Me-Up

They're also perfect for breakfast on busy mornings!

There is no time more dangerous for a diet than mid-afternoon. Snack cravings tend to hit us hardest around this time, and before we know it, we are opening that bag of mini Oreos from the office vending machine and abandoning our healthy eating plan.

That’s why healthy snack options like these homemade peanut butter breakfast bites are important to keep handy. High in protein and low in sugar, these bites are filled with healthy grains that will satisfy your hunger and keep you energized to finish out the workday without having a sugar crash.

Luckily, this recipe from Six Sisters Stuff is beyond simple to whip up. All you need are a box of Cheerios, peanut butter, honey, and vanilla. These easy DIY cereal bites come together in just 12 minutes, although they do need to cool and set for at least three hours, or even overnight. If you make a batch before bed, you’ll wake up to a delicious, homemade healthy breakfast that is easy to grab-and-go.

You have plenty of room to modify this recipe to your particular taste buds. For example, at Six Sisters Stuff, they use natural peanut butter and opt for a crunchy variety. But you can use any type of P.B. you prefer, whether you like to grind your own at the grocery store or you are a Jif lover.

For example, Jif’s Peanut Butter Maple Spread would be delicious in this recipe, as would Jif’s Peanut Butter Cinnamon Spread.

Jif

You can also try whatever flavor of Cheerios you prefer. Six Sisters Stuff uses Peanut Butter Whole Grain Cheerios, but you can try Honey Nut Cheerios, Maple Cheerios, Peach Cheerios, Pumpkin Spice Cheerios, or even Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheerios.

Cheerios

For added protein and crunch, you can add in a cup of your favorite nuts, such as sliced almonds or roasted pumpkin seeds. Sweeten it up with a handful of coconut or even chocolate chips. Really, the possibilities are endless!

Happy snacking!