Monkey Cereal Bars

Here's a no-bake bar with something for everyone: walnuts, cocoa, coconut and bananas. Delicious!

  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 45 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 12

Ingredients

1
cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1/4
cup flaked coconut
1/4
cup butter or margarine
1
(10-oz.) bag marshmallows
2
tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa
6
cups Cocoa Puffs® Cereal
1
cup coarsely crushed dried banana chips*
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. On ungreased cookie sheet with sides, bake walnuts at 350°F. for 5 minutes.
  • 2 Remove cookie sheet from oven. Stir coconut into walnuts. Return to oven; bake an additional 4 to 6 minutes or until coconut is light golden brown, stirring twice during baking. Set aside to cool.
  • 3 In 4-quart saucepan or Dutch oven, melt butter over medium heat. Add marshmallows; cook 4 to 6 minutes, stirring constantly, until melted. Stir in cocoa until well blended. Remove from heat.
  • 4 Stir in cereal, banana chips, toasted walnuts and coconut until evenly coated; pour into sprayed pan. Spread mixture evenly, pressing down slightly. Cool 30 minutes. Cut into bars.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Bar
    Calories
    295
    (
    Calories from Fat
    125),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    14g
    14%
    (Saturated Fat
    5g,
    5%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    10mg
    10%;
    Sodium
    130mg
    130%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    39g
    39%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    22g
    22%
    ),
    Protein
    3g
    3%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    2%;
    Vitamin C
    2%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    16%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 3 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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