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No-Bake Sweet-and-Salty Cereal Bars

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  5 reviews
  • 15 min prep time
  • 1 hr 15 min total time
  • 7 ingredients
  • 16 servings
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Sweet chocolate candies and salty peanuts and pretzels make these no-bake cereal bars the perfect snack.

Ingredients

4
cups Honey Nut Cheerios™ cereal
1
cup dry-roasted peanuts
1
cup candy-coated chocolate candies
1
cup pretzel sticks, coarsely broken
1/3
cup packed brown sugar
1/3
cup light corn syrup
1
tablespoon butter

Steps

  • 1 Line bottom and sides of 8-inch square pan with foil or parchment paper. Spray foil with cooking spray. In large bowl, mix cereal, peanuts, chocolate candies and pretzels; set aside.
  • 2 In large microwavable bowl, microwave brown sugar, corn syrup and butter uncovered on High 2 to 3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until mixture is boiling. Microwave an additional 1 minute allowing mixture to boil and thicken slightly. Let stand 3 minutes to cool slightly.
  • 3 Pour over cereal mixture in bowl; stir until evenly coated. Using buttered back of spoon, press mixture very firmly in pan. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until firm enough to cut.
  • 4 For bars, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows. Store covered at room temperature up to 1 week.
  • 1 Line bottom and sides of 8-inch square pan with foil or parchment paper. Spray foil with cooking spray. In large bowl, mix cereal, peanuts, chocolate candies and pretzels; set aside.
  • 2 In large microwavable bowl, microwave brown sugar, corn syrup and butter uncovered on High 2 to 3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until mixture is boiling. Microwave an additional 1 minute allowing mixture to boil and thicken slightly. Let stand 3 minutes to cool slightly.
  • 3 Pour over cereal mixture in bowl; stir until evenly coated. Using buttered back of spoon, press mixture very firmly in pan. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until firm enough to cut.
  • 4 For bars, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows. Store covered at room temperature up to 1 week.

Expert Tips

Make sure to really compress the cereal bars; that will make them easier to cut.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
230
Calories from Fat
90
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
15%
Saturated Fat
4g
19%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
200mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
31g
10%
Dietary Fiber
2g
7%
Sugars
18g
18%
Protein
3g
3%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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