Special K 1Special K Treats are a classic.  I’d be really, REALLY surprised if you’d never had one before.

Kellogg’s developed Special K cereal in 1955, and from the beginning, it was geared more toward adults than children.  Especially calorie-counting adults who were looking for a little protein to start their day.

I doubt these yummy bars were part of their initial mission statement, but they’re sure a great variation from eating them with milk in a bowl .  I’ve made these while my daughters were growing up, and my mother made them for us before that.   Peanut butter, peanuts and protein-fortified cereal…hey, they sound healthy to me!

If you’ve never made them before, you’ll love how easy they are.  

Special K Treats


  • 1 cup Karo white syrup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 5 cups Special K cereal
  • 1 cup coconut


  1. Dissolve sugar and Karo syrup slowly. Let boil 2 - 3 minutes until clear.
  2. Add peanut butter, Special K and coconut.
  3. Note: If using creamy peanut butter, add a cup or so of peanuts.

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