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Honey Bunches of Oats Cookies

Delicious cereal cookies using Honey Bunches of Oats and peanut butter! These are a a great way of using the last of the cereal left in the box.

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Honey Bunches of Oats Cookies consist of granola clusters and a bunch of delicious flakes seasoned with honey, just like the cereal. It makes a fabulous peanut butter drop cookie!

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Honey Bunches of Oats Cookies

Recipes using boxed cereal have been around for as long as cereal has been available and are usually some of the tastiest recipes. I chose to bake the Honey Bunches of Oats cookies because they were simple and fast, and I liked the ingredients. They make a fantastic dessert.

This is a great way to use up the last 2 cups left in a cereal box – and an excellent way to use up stale cereal for no food waste!

Tips

  • You can use another flaked granola cluster cereal instead of Honey Bunches of Oats. There are many types of flaked cereals with almonds, pecans, or peanuts to try!
  • As with most cookies, these are best underbaked slightly
stack of honey bunches of oats cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies With a Twist!

These are the perfect cookies to whip up quickly for that crisp and crunchy cookie you are craving. They also have peanut butter in them, giving them that softness and peanut butter taste that peanut butter cookie lovers crave.

I think these would be too plain without peanut butter, but with peanut butter, it would be cereal cookie perfection!

close up photo of a stack of honey bunches of oats cookies

How To Store

Store these in a closed container at room temperature for up to 5 days or frozen in a freezer-safe container for up to three months.

I enjoyed the texture difference in these cookies – the peanut butter makes the cookie soft, but the chewy texture of the cereal makes them interesting – and delicious! Feel free to try different cereals for different textures and flavors!

Happy Baking

Love,

Karlynn

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Honey Bunches of Oats Cereal Cookies

Delicious cereal cookies using Honey Bunches of Oats and peanut butter! These are a a great way of using the last of the cereal left in the box.
4.93 from 56 votes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
8 minutes
Total Time
15 minutes
Course
Dessert
Cuisine
American
Servings
18 cookies
Calories
183
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients
 

  • 1/3 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup light smooth peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups Honey Bunches of Oats cereal

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350 °F. Get out two baking sheets and set aside.
  • Beat the butter, peanut butter, and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Blend in the egg completely, then mix in the vanilla.
  • Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix into the butter mixture until thoroughly combined.
  • Stir in the cereal until mixed throughout the dough.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls of dough, 2 inches apart, onto baking sheets.
  • Bake for 8 to 9 minutes or until lightly browned and the edges are set.
  • Cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire baking racks to cool completely.
  • Store in a closed container at room temperature for up to 5 days, or in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Recipe Notes

  • you can use another flaked granola cluster cereal instead of Honey Bunches
  • as most cookies, these are best slightly underbaked 

Nutrition Information

Calories: 183kcal, Carbohydrates: 21g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 19mg, Sodium: 133mg, Potassium: 134mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 120IU, Vitamin C: 0.01mg, Calcium: 33mg, Iron: 1mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Delicious cereal cookies using Honey Bunches of Oats and peanut butter! These are a a great way of using the last of the cereal left in the box.

Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Laurie Cummins Shryock says

    I made these cookies, but I added a cup of chocolate chips. Mixture was too dry and wouldn’t hold together,
    so I increased all the batter mixture, including another egg, by 1/4 and added it to the mix. It held together enough then to make balls in my hands. I chilled the balls and then flattened with my palm and baked 11 min. Also, I added 1Tsp. of Vanilla. 😁 I will now “Flash Freeze” them for Christmas…..Thank You!!4 stars

  2. J says

    Tastes really good. made a second batch doubling everything. was really greasy and sticky. a bit too sticky and thick for my mixer. good way to use up a few boxes of the HBO that has expired.

      • Aeil says

        best easiest cookie
        I’ve made in long time
        thanks for your recipes
        five stars and two thumbs up 👍👍5 stars

  3. Cris Wood says

    giving four stars for taste, because they taste great! One point off for some vital missing information. I baked mine for 15 minutes at 350, and used room temperature butter. I rolled mine into about 1 inch balls and baked them that way. the kid and i love ‘em!4 stars

  4. Melinda says

    Can you make bars instead of cookies?
    I think I will try.

  5. Tamela boan says

    Do I need to put cereal through the food processor first

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